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    Given the power series for the following function (1+x)^k

    (a) Write the power series for (1+x)^(1/3)
    (b) Use the power series from part (a) to find the power series for x^3
    (c) Using this series approximate the following integral (1+x^3) ^(1/3) using the first three terms

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    Sometimes integration of a power series can give a very good approximation to the real result. This solution demonstrates how to use this method.