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Extending Theon's Ladder to Any Square Root

by Shaun Giberson (Rowan University) and Thomas J. Osler (Rowan University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 2004

Subject classification(s): Analysis | Real Analysis | Convergence
Applicable Course(s): 2.1 College Algebra | 4.10 Math for High School Teachers

Theon's ladder, a method for approximating the square roots of \(2\), is extended to any integer \(c\).


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