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# False-Position Method Quiz

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### What is the algorithm of the false-position method of solving a nonlinear equation?

The algorithm of the false-position method involves identifying proper values of xL (lower bound value) and xU (upper bound value) for the current bracket such that f(xL) and f(xU) have opposite signs, computing the next predicted/improved root xr as the midpoint between xL and xU, establishing new upper and lower bounds, and repeating the procedure until convergence is achieved.

### How is the false-position method applied to find roots of a nonlinear equation?

The false-position method is applied by identifying proper values of xL and xU for the current bracket such that f(xL) and f(xU) have opposite signs, computing the next predicted/improved root xr as the midpoint between xL and xU, establishing new upper and lower bounds, and repeating the procedure until convergence is achieved.

### What is the general form of a nonlinear equation as described in the text?

The general form of a nonlinear equation is f(x) = 0.

### What is the formula for computing the next predicted/improved root xr in the false-position method?

<p>The next predicted/improved root xr can be computed as xr = \rac{x_L f(x_U) - x_U f(x_L)}{f(x_U) - f(x_L)}.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Why might the bisection method not be efficient in some cases, as mentioned in the text?

<p>The bisection method may not be efficient in some cases because it does not take into consideration that f(x_L) is much closer to the zero of the function f(x) as compared to f(x_U).</p> Signup and view all the answers

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