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From: Loyd

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2002081910:31:43
Subject: Re: square root question

You might try this web site which I found by going to www.google.com and searching for square root algorithm. http://www.geocities.com/cnowlen/Cathy/Emat4680/Squareroot.htm Hope this helps you. Note that this algorithm just keeps getting a bigger square out of the rectangle represented by (x+y)(x+y)=x^2 + 2*x*y + y^2. I have a book by J.E. Thompson, "Mathematics for Self Study, Arithmetic" written 1931 and re-issued in the 40's that explains the square root and cube root algorithm.

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