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**alane1994** Hello!

I have a homework problem that is involving Newton's Method.

You have two equations that make up a graph. I had to graph them.

$\displaystyle y=\frac{1}{x}$ and $\displaystyle y=64-25x^2$

From there I had to approximate where the functions intercept(x value). On the online homework program that my class uses, I approximated the values of -1.6,0.01, and 1.6 for where they intercept.

Then it asks the graphs intersect when x is approximately_________.

There are three answers, I got them all wrong.

The answers were -1.607756 , 0.015626 , 1.592130.

What I want to know is how do you find those values? Please help, this confuses me greatly.