This is my first post, so I'm hoping that this is in the correct section

Use Newton's Method to find the two solutions

e^x=5.5x

https://webwork.math.lsu.edu/webwork...rob4image1.png

solve for

xleft=________

xright=_______

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- March 26th 2010, 12:57 PMcreativenameNewton's Method
This is my first post, so I'm hoping that this is in the correct section

Use Newton's Method to find the two solutions

e^x=5.5x

https://webwork.math.lsu.edu/webwork...rob4image1.png

solve for

xleft=________

xright=_______ - March 26th 2010, 02:35 PMTheEmptySet
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Using this formula with

Note that is positive and is negative so taking a guess set

Then just iterate the series until you get the desired accuracry

Here is a excel worksheet it only take 2 interations to get 4 decimal places of accuracy. - March 27th 2010, 01:18 PMcreativename
thanks, using that method i was able to attain the left end point at

xleft=0.22846094

however I'm still uncertain of the right end point

thanks again for the quick reply!