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anonymous

  • one year ago

Help me with the Babylonian method to find the square root of 80? Will fan and medal!

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  1. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    wow - never heard of it

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    aww, it's ok.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    th babylonian method involves two step: 1. make a guess 2. put your guess in babylonian method (BM) equation i'll give an example suppose you have to find square root of 27 step 1:-we know that square root of 25 is 5 so square root of 27 should be around 5.2(just a guess) step 2:- putting our guess (5.2) in BM equation \[\frac{ r+x/r }{ 2 }\] here r is our guess=5.2 x is the value we want to calculate the square root of = 27 solving it i get 5.196(which is closer to my guess) try it with your number :)

  4. P0sitr0n
    • one year ago
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    Basically what you try to do is smartly guess a number, such that whenever you square it + \[\epsilon\] error, you get close to your number. Then you shift values and repeat

  5. anonymous
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    Thanks guys! :)

  6. welshfella
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    interesting..

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    now if you want to increase the accuracy of your answer, put back the value you got in BM equation

  8. welshfella
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    so for square root of 80, as square root of 81 = 9, 8.9 would be a good guess (I guess!)

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes ! ..even if your guess is way off the actual value, it ultimately gets closer to the actual value as you increase the accuracy

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thanks! I got the questions right @nitishdua31

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no problem :)

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