How to Use Newton's Method to Find Roots of Equations

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You would like to use Newton's method to find the root of f(x). What is the equation you will need to solve?

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1. You would like to use Newton's method to find the root of f(x). What is the equation you will need to solve?

2. Use Newton's method to find the root of f(x), starting at x=1.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Newton's method provides a way to find the roots of an equation, and this quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of the method. Practice problems will check your skill in using Newton's method to answer questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on:

  • Identifying which equations to use with Newton's method
  • Solving equations using Newton's method
  • Finding the roots of an equation

Skills Practiced

Students will test the following skills with this combination of quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Newton's method
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve for the roots of equations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about functions and their roots

Additional Learning

Learn more about using Newton's method by reviewing the accompanying lesson, How to Use Newton's Method to Find Roots of Equations. This lesson covers the following goals:

  • Define Newton's method
  • Create tables to keep track of variables
  • Solve Newton equations to find roots
  • Graph simple and complex equations
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