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Algebra
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  • How can the graph of f(x) = 3^x be used to obtain an estimate of the square root of 3? 
Jun 16th, 2015

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First note that like all exponential functions f (0) = 1

now f(1) = 3

So for some value of x  between  0 and 1 (say a)  f (a) = √3 because the function is continuous.

Now since f (½)  = 3 ^ ½  =  √3,

we have to find the y- value (height) that corresponds to x = ½  on the graph of the function y = 3 ^x.

This should be roughly  1.73


Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jun 16th, 2015

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