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## Homework Statement

(For power series about x=1) Using the error formula, show that [tex]\left|ln(1.5)-p_{3}(1.5)\right|\leq\frac{(0.5)^{4}}{4} [/tex]

## Homework Equations

[tex]p_{3}(x) = x-1 - \frac{(x-1)^{2}}{2} + \frac{(x-1)^{3}}{3}[/tex]

[tex]\\\epsilon_{n}(x)=\frac{f^{n+1}(\xi)}{(n+1)!}(x-x_{o})^{n+1}\\where \xi lies between x_{o} and x[/tex]

## The Attempt at a Solution

Im sure this is an easy one, but I cant think of any useful relationship between the difference |f(x)-p_3(x)| and that piece of the remainder function... any hints?

(excuse my latex crappiness)