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Sum of the maclaurin series

One convenient way to find the sum of the Maclaurin series is to start with a well-known Maclaurin series and then manipulate it one step at a time until it matches the series you’ve been given. Because you’ll be manipulating the expression of the sum at the same time, once you get the series to match, you’ll automatically have the sum.

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How to multiply multivariable polynomials

Multiplying multivariable polynomials (polynomials with two or more different variables) is very similar to multiplying single-variable polynomials (those that have just one variable). You’ll just need to be careful about combining like terms.

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Type I and II errors and significance level

Type I error rate is the rejecting the null hypothesis when it’s true, and Type II error rate is the probability of accepting the null hypothesis when it’s false. Type I error is called “alpha,” and Type II error is called “beta.”

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Equation of the tangent line using implicit differentiation

To find the equation of the tangent line using implicit differentiation, follow three steps. First differentiate implicitly, then plug in the point of tangency to find the slope, then put the slope and the tangent point into the point-slope formula.

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Finding place value of a particular digit

When we talk about place value, we’re talking about the value of the location of a particular digit within a given number (the value of the place where that digit is located within that number). Given any decimal number, place value is what allows us to easily say where each digit of the number is located.

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How to solve uniform motion problems

Uniform motion explains the distance of an object when it travels at a constant speed, the rate, over a period of time. To compare different rates, times, and distances you can use subscripts to keep track of which pieces go with which equation.

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How to find Mean, variance, and standard deviation

It’s important to know whether we’re talking about a population or a sample, because in this section we’ll be talking about variance and standard deviation, and we’ll use different formulas for variance and standard deviation depending on whether we’re using data from a population or data from a sample.

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Position functions and velocity and acceleration

You’re usually given a position equation x or s(t), which tells you the object’s distance from some reference point. This equation also accounts for direction, so the distance could be negative, depending on which direction your object moved away from the reference point.

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How to find the error or remainder of a series

If you need to find the sum of a series, but you don’t have a formula that you can use to do it, you can instead add the first several terms, and then use the integral test to estimate the very small remainder made up by the rest of the infinite series. The sum of the series is usually the sum of the first several terms, plus a very smaller error that you can estimate.

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Partial derivatives in two variable functions

Finding derivatives of a multivariable function means we’re going to take the derivative with respect to one variable at a time. For example, we’ll take the derivative with respect to x while we treat y as a constant, then we’ll take another derivative of the original function, this one with respect to y while we treat x as a constant.

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Symmetric equations for the line of intersection of two planes

If two planes intersect each other, the curve of intersection will always be a line. To find the symmetric equations that represent that intersection line, you’ll need the cross product of the normal vectors of the two planes, as well as a point on the line of intersection.

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Finding inverse trig derivatives

To avoid confusion between negative exponents and inverse functions, sometimes it’s safer to write arcsin instead of sin^(-1) when you’re talking about the inverse sine function. The same thinking applies to the other five inverse trig functions.

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How to add and subtract rational expressions

We’ll look at how to add and subtract fractions that have variables in them as well as numbers. We’ll start by finding a common denominator from the factors of each of the individual denominators.

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