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    Bisection algorithm

    Suppose a bisection algorithm has been used to solve the equation g(x)=0, with intial interval [a,b]=[-2,2]. which of the following number is a possible output of the algorithm? i)3/5 , ii)-3/4, iii)7/2.

    Does possible output mean possible root of g(x)? 7/2 is outside the interval so not possible output?

    Can you give me some help please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charikaar View Post
    Suppose a bisection algorithm has been used to solve the equation g(x)=0, with intial interval [a,b]=[-2,2]. which of the following number is a possible output of the algorithm? i)3/5 , ii)-3/4, iii)7/2.

    Does possible output mean possible root of g(x)? 7/2 is outside the interval so not possible output?

    Can you give me some help please.

    thanks
    The bisection algorithm if g(a)g(b)<0 with a<b, will converge to a point in [a,b]

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