Theorem. The Integral Test Estimate. Suppose that is a series which satisfies the hypotheses of the Integral Test using the function f and which converges to L. Let sn = a1 + a2 + ... + an be the nth partial sum and let rn = L - sn. Then

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• Problem. Find an approximation of the series

using the partial sum s20. What is the maximum possible error using this approximation?
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• Problem. Find an approximation of the series

using the partial sum s30. What is the maximum possible error using this approximation?
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• Problem. Find an integer n such that, using sn as an approximation of the series,

the maximum possible error is at most .00001.
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If we add sn to each term of the error estimate given in the theorem above, we obtain the following which provides a way to obtain a better estimate for value of the power series.

 Corollary.

• Problem. Using the Corollary, find an approximation for the series

with n = 100 and find the maximum possible error in using this approximation.
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