## newtons method

i have the answer to this problem i just see why i'm not getting the same answer as my solution manuel. i Have two functtions f(x) = x and g(x) = tan(x)
and i have to find where these two functions are equal using newtons method.
i subtracted the two functions to get this new function H(x) = x -tan(x) then i found the differential of this new function to be 1 - sec^2 (x). now by looking at the given graph of the first two functions i estimated the soulution to be about 4.1. then by unising newtons method i calculated two iterations and got an answer of 8.5987, which is wrong the answer is 4.493. what could i be doing wrong? i know how to use newtons method.
 You need to use a better first approximation.

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 Quote by RadiationX i have the answer to this problem i just see why i'm not getting the same answer as my solution manuel. i Have two functtions f(x) = x and g(x) = tan(x) and i have to find where these two functions are equal using newtons method. i subtracted the two functions to get this new function H(x) = x -tan(x) then i found the differential of this new function to be 1 - sec^2 (x). now by looking at the given graph of the first two functions i estimated the soulution to be about 4.1. then by unising newtons method i calculated two iterations and got an answer of 8.5987, which is wrong the answer is 4.493. what could i be doing wrong? i know how to use newtons method.
Are you sure that the two functions are only equal in one place? x and tan x intersect in *lots* of places.

## newtons method

x has to be between pi/2 and 3pi/2 these are the asmyspotes.

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