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Posted by **Bob** on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 9:37pm.

Lance Armstrong is moving with speed

35 feet/sec and acceleration 4 feet/sec2 when he crosses the starting line of a stage in the Tour de France. Use a degree two Taylor polynomial T2(t) to estimate how far he travels in

the next second.

1. distance = 38 feet

2. distance = 37 feet

3. distance = 39 feet

4. distance = 41 feet

5. distance = 40 feet

Shouldn't it be 41?

My work:

f(t)=35t+2t^2

f'(t)=35+4t

f''(t)=4

39(x-1)/1! + 4(x-1)^2/2!

39+2=41 (41 is incorrect)

- calculus -
**Anonymous**, Monday, October 1, 2012 at 6:45pmIt's a Maclurian Series (a=0) so your work is just 35/1!+4/2!= 37.

- calculus -
**duh**, Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 9:46pmduh

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