Question: Find an approximation of $\sqrt(11)$ using some quadratic Taylor polynomial. Estimate the error using Lagrange's Form of Remainder.
Attempt: Consider $f(x)=\sqrt(1+x)$. Taylor Series for this function around x=0 is:$1+1/2x-1/8x^2+R_2(x)$.
$R_2(x)=1/16$* $(1+c)^-5/2 x^3$ $\leq 1/16x^3$, as $c\in[0,x]$.
Thus, plugging in x=10, to find the approximation of $\sqrt(11)$ , I get: $1+(1/2*10)-1/8*(10^2)$=$-6.5$, which is clearly wrong.
Obviously,I am doing something wrong as I'm getting numbers that don't make any sense, so I could really use some help. Thank you.