# Babylonian Algorithm for Computing Square Roots

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The Babylonian algorithm is an ancient method for approximating the square root of a given number through a sequence of rationals. In spite of its longevity, this method is still the most popular, effective and simplest technique for this purpose.

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Contributed by: Allan Zea (November 2016)

Suggested by: Dr. Jean Carlos Liendo

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