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    Babylonian Method

    If the starting vlue, xn= 50.5, were to be usedin the babylonian method, then which of hte following is the most likely value of A?

    2501, 2550, 2598, 50.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanniepooh2 View Post
    If the starting vlue, xn= 50.5, were to be usedin the babylonian method, then which of hte following is the most likely value of A?

    2501, 2550, 2598, 50.5
    I assume A is the number being square rooted??

    I suspect 2550 is the expected answer since it lies halfway between 50^2 and 51^2.
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