Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH102/December 2014/Question A 08
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Question A 08 

In order to calculate using Newton’s method, which of the following would be the appropriate formula? (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) None of the above. 
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Hint 

Set and use Newton’s method to find the root. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Let then the problem becomes finding such that or . According to Newton’s method, to find roots of , the formula is Here we have , then and the above formula becomes which is answer (C). 