Question

The figure shows the graph of a function f. Suppose that

Newton’s method is used to approximate the root r of the

equation f(x) =0 with initial approximation x1 =1 .

(a) Draw the tangent lines that are used to find x2 and x3 ,

and estimate the numerical values of x2 and x3.

(b) Would x1 = 5 be a better first approximation? Explain.

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