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Find root of a number using Newton’s method
  • Difficulty Level : Hard
  • Last Updated : 18 May, 2020

Given an integer N and a tolerance level L, the task is to find the square root of that number using Newton’s Method.

Examples:

Input: N = 16, L = 0.0001
Output: 4
42 = 16

Input: N = 327, L = 0.00001
Output: 18.0831

Newton’s Method:
Let N be any number then the square root of N can be given by the formula:



root = 0.5 * (X + (N / X)) where X is any guess which can be assumed to be N or 1.

  • In the above formula, X is any assumed square root of N and root is the correct square root of N.
  • Tolerance limit is the maximum difference between X and root allowed.

Approach: The following steps can be followed to compute the answer:

  1. Assign X to the N itself.
  2. Now, start a loop and keep calculating the root which will surely move towards the correct square root of N.
  3. Check for the difference between the assumed X and calculated root, if not yet inside tolerance then update root and continue.
  4. If the calculated root comes inside the tolerance allowed then break out of the loop.
  5. Print the root.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

C++

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// C++ implementation of the approach
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
// Function to return the square root of
// a number using Newtons method
double squareRoot(double n, float l)
{
    // Assuming the sqrt of n as n only
    double x = n;
  
    // The closed guess will be stored in the root
    double root;
  
    // To count the number of iterations
    int count = 0;
  
    while (1) {
        count++;
  
        // Calculate more closed x
        root = 0.5 * (x + (n / x));
  
        // Check for closeness
        if (abs(root - x) < l)
            break;
  
        // Update root
        x = root;
    }
  
    return root;
}
  
// Driver code
int main()
{
    double n = 327;
    float l = 0.00001;
  
    cout << squareRoot(n, l);
  
    return 0;
}

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// Java implementation of the approach 
class GFG 
{
      
    // Function to return the square root of 
    // a number using Newtons method 
    static double squareRoot(double n, double l) 
    
        // Assuming the sqrt of n as n only 
        double x = n; 
      
        // The closed guess will be stored in the root 
        double root; 
      
        // To count the number of iterations 
        int count = 0
      
        while (true)
        
            count++; 
      
            // Calculate more closed x 
            root = 0.5 * (x + (n / x)); 
      
            // Check for closeness 
            if (Math.abs(root - x) < l) 
                break
      
            // Update root 
            x = root; 
        
      
        return root; 
    
      
    // Driver code 
    public static void main (String[] args) 
    
        double n = 327
        double l = 0.00001
      
        System.out.println(squareRoot(n, l)); 
    
}
  
// This code is contributed by AnkitRai01

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# Python3 implementation of the approach 
  
# Function to return the square root of 
# a number using Newtons method 
def squareRoot(n, l) :
  
    # Assuming the sqrt of n as n only 
    x =
  
    # To count the number of iterations 
    count = 0 
  
    while (1) :
        count += 1 
  
        # Calculate more closed x 
        root = 0.5 * (x + (n / x)) 
  
        # Check for closeness 
        if (abs(root - x) < l) :
            break 
  
        # Update root 
        x = root
  
    return root 
  
# Driver code 
if __name__ == "__main__"
  
    n = 327
    l = 0.00001 
  
    print(squareRoot(n, l)) 
  
# This code is contributed by AnkitRai01

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// C# implementation of the approach 
using System;
  
class GFG 
{
      
    // Function to return the square root of 
    // a number using Newtons method 
    static double squareRoot(double n, double l) 
    
        // Assuming the sqrt of n as n only 
        double x = n; 
      
        // The closed guess will be stored in the root 
        double root; 
      
        // To count the number of iterations 
        int count = 0; 
      
        while (true)
        
            count++; 
      
            // Calculate more closed x 
            root = 0.5 * (x + (n / x)); 
      
            // Check for closeness 
            if (Math.Abs(root - x) < l) 
                break
      
            // Update root 
            x = root; 
        
      
        return root; 
    
      
    // Driver code 
    public static void Main() 
    
        double n = 327; 
        double l = 0.00001; 
      
        Console.WriteLine(squareRoot(n, l)); 
    
}
  
// This code is contributed by AnkitRai01

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Output:

18.0831

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