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Mini-Quiz: Newton's Square Root Approximation

by Ron Kurtus (revised 17 August 2012)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What is the approximate square root of 289 if you guess at 17?

18.9

Exactly 17

Exactly 15

2. Which is closest to the square root of 10?

3.162

5.03

2.5

3. How can you tell when you have the right answer?

Do an iterative process 20 times

By squaring your result to see if it is correct

You can never tell

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