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Problem 38 Hard Difficulty

Of the infinitely many lines that are tangent to the curve $ y = -\sin x $ and pass through the origin, there is one that has the largest slope. Use Newton's method to find the slope of that line correct to six decimal places.


$y=-\cos (4.493409) x$


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