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    Newton's method

    Use Newton's method to approximate the given number correct to eight decimal places

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheva2291 View Post
    Use Newton's method to approximate the given number correct to eight decimal places

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    Use the Newton method to approximate \sqrt{130} , then multiply this approximation with 130 .

    then let x=\sqrt{130}

    square them , and let f(x)=x^2-130

    then find f'(x) , and let the initial approximation be 10 ,

    make use of

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X_{n+1}=X_n-\frac{f(x)}{f'(x)}<br />
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    Unless, of course, you mean \sqrt[130]{130}. In that case, use Newton's method with f(x)= x^{130}- 130.
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