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Question 29(b) 

(b) Label and on the graph below. Will the iterations of Newton’s method started in part (a) eventually converge toward the root? Justify your answer in 35 sentences. 
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The points are numbers on the axis. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. In part (a) we computed and . These are labelled on the axis of the adjacent graph (the points and the linear approximations are indicated by the red lines). Since Newton's method for a particular function only uses the number to produce , it follows from part (a) that if , then and, if , then . Therefore, the sequence of estimates is given by
and the sequence will not converge to a root. 