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Chris Halliday
11/07/01 2:45pm

I know this will sound very basic but how do I display the result of a function as a decimal approximation to a certain number of decimal places.
I thought I would use the
N[function,number of decimal places]
command but this does not seem to work for decimal places fewer than 17.
I want to get the solution to
x = sqrt(1 + 6 * sqrt(x))
by using an iterating function (for math homework) and showing each step, the method I used is attached, please help me!



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(help) Rounding and decimal approximation Chris Halliday 11/07/01 2:45pm
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