# 1. Using differentials, find the approximate value of each of the following up to 3 places of decimal.(iii)  $\sqrt {0.6}$

Lets suppose $y = \sqrt x$ and let x = 1 and $\Delta x = -0.4$
Then,
$\Delta y = \sqrt{x+\Delta x} - \sqrt x$
$\Delta y = \sqrt{1+(-0.4)} - \sqrt 1$
$\Delta y = \sqrt{0.6} - 1$
$\sqrt{0.6} = \Delta y +1$
Now, we cam say that $\Delta y$  is approximately equals to dy
$dy = \frac{dy}{dx}\Delta x\\ dy = \frac{1}{2\sqrt x}.(-0.4) \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ (\because y = \sqrt x \ and \ \Delta x = -0.4)\\ dy = \frac{1}{2\sqrt 1}.(-0.4)\\ dy = \frac{1}{2}.(-0.4)\\ dy = -0.2$
Now,
$\sqrt{0.6} = \Delta y +1\\ \sqrt {0.6} = (-0.2) + 1\\ \sqrt{0.6} = 0.8$
Hence, $\sqrt{0.6}$ is approximately equal to 0.8

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