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square root of 29,929?

Postby Motherof8 on Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:32 pm

Could anyone tell me the square root of 29,929? I can't seem to find it.
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Re: square root of 29,929?

Postby little_dragon on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:21 pm

plug it into a calculator or excel

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Re: square root of 29,929?

Postby Motherof8 on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:09 am

I don't want to use a calculator, I want to figure it out myself. There's another problem I can't seem to solve. THe square root of 67,081. I tried using 809, because 8 squared is 64 and 9 squared is 81, but it didn't work. One book said I could figure out the square root of a number by estimating the root, dividing it into the number, adding it to the quotient, and dividing it by 2 but it didn't work.
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Re: square root of 29,929?

Postby little_dragon on Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:29 am

but 80^2=6400 which is way to small
do numbers that fit better
100^2=10000 is the right number of numbers (5)
200^2=40000 is closer
300^2=90000 is too big
250^2=62500 is better
keep going

for 29929 start closer to 100^2
150^2=22500
keep going
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Re: square root of 29,929?

Postby Luke53 on Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:21 pm

Could anyone tell me the square root of 29,929? I can't seem to find it.
First make an estimate of what the square root should be: 150^2= 22500, 200^2 =40000 so, the square root must be between 150 and 200.
Let's say it's 150.
29929 / 150 = 199.52 so (199.52 + 150) / 2 = 174.76 doing te same again with the new found number gives: 29929 / 174,76 = 171.25 repeating this with this new found number gives
29929 / 171.25 = 174.76 so (174.76 + 171,25) / 2 = 173.005
The the square root of 29929 must be around 173,(it is 173).
This is what the book says.
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Re: square root of 29,929?

Postby Martingale on Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:51 pm

Luke53 wrote:Could anyone tell me the square root of 29,929? I can't seem to find it.
First make an estimate of what the square root should be: 150^2= 22500, 200^2 =40000 so, the square root must be between 150 and 200.
Let's say it's 150.
29929 / 150 = 199.52 so (199.52 + 150) / 2 = 174.76 doing te same again with the new found number gives: 29929 / 174,76 = 171.25 repeating this with this new found number gives
29929 / 171.25 = 174.76 so (174.76 + 171,25) / 2 = 173.005
The the square root of 29929 must be around 173,(it is 173).
This is what the book says.
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it looks like you are using the bisection method. If you want a quicker method you can try newton's iteration



where is the number you want to take the square root of.

for example...
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Re: square root of 29,929?

Postby Luke53 on Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:40 pm

it looks like you are using the bisection method. If you want a quicker method you can try newton's iteration

Thanks, but I think both methods are pretty useless, only if one still has got a calculator without the "sqrt" function. Doing this without a calculator is not practical, there are simply too many calc's to make. I'd prefer doing this the old fashion way, (if doing it without calculator). Anyway, learned a new method for doing this.
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Re: square root of 29,929?  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby Martingale on Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:05 pm

Luke53 wrote:it looks like you are using the bisection method. If you want a quicker method you can try newton's iteration

Thanks, but I think both methods are pretty useless, only if one still has got a calculator without the "sqrt" function. Doing this without a calculator is not practical, there are simply too many calc's to make. I'd prefer doing this the old fashion way, (if doing it without calculator). Anyway, learned a new method for doing this.
Regards.
Luke.



29929 =2 99 29










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Re: square root of 29,929?

Postby Luke53 on Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:44 pm

OK!!!
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Re: square root of 29,929?

Postby MrAlgebra on Tue May 24, 2011 7:44 pm

I don't mean to bump an old thread, but I would start off by realizing that the ones digit of the square root has to be 3 since it ends in 9. Look at the following: 0² = 0, 1² = 1, 2² = 4, 3² = 9, 4² = 16 (ends in 6), 5² = 25 (ends in 5), 6² = 36 (ends in 6), 7² = 49 (ends in 9), 8² = 64 (ends in 4), and 9² = 81 (ends in 1).

Then I would see that the square root has 3 digits because 100² = 10000 and 1000² = 1000000, and 29929 is somewhere in the middle. I'd see that 200² = 40000, so our answer is between 100 and 200. To narrow it down a bit more, we can find that 160² = 25600, we know it's between 160 and 200. There are only a few possibilities to check: 169, 179, 189, 199.

I hope this helps if anyone looks for advice on a similar problem.
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