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Consider the function used to find the linearization at .

Substitute the value of into the linearization function.

Replace the variable with in the expression.

Simplify .

Remove parentheses.

Simplify the expression.

Rewrite as .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Evaluate the exponent.

Find the derivative of .

Differentiate using the Power Rule which states that is where .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Rewrite the expression using the negative exponent rule .

Multiply and .

Replace the variable with in the expression.

Simplify.

Simplify the denominator.

Rewrite as .

Multiply the exponents in .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Add and .

Raise to the power of .

Substitute the components into the linearization function in order to find the linearization at .

Simplify each term.

Apply the distributive property.

Combine and .

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Subtract from .

Write in form.

Find the Linearization at a=16 f(x)=x^(1/2) , a=16