Date: Dec 27, 2012 7:18 PM
Author: Peter Duveen
Subject: Re: Archimedes (and Ahmes) square root of 5, 6 and 7

Milo, I detect an error here.

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(Q + R)^2, R= 1/(1/2Q)

step 1: estimated

Q = 2. R,= (1//4) such that try

(2 + 1/4)^2 = 6 + *(1/4)^2; error1 = 1/16
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I believe it should be 5 + 1/4^2