Unformatted text preview: can be solved using the Newton‐Raphson method. 2‐ Minimizing the cost of a highway project is an example of a problem that can be solved using optimization. 3‐ A bracketing method such as the bisection method requires two values of x that bound the root but a change in sign is not necessarily needed between these two values. 4‐ The bisection method always converges to the root if setup correctly but it converges slowly. 5‐ The benefit of the secant method compared to Newton‐Raphson is that it does not require estimating the derivative....
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