# An Algorithm to Compute Square Roots of Integers

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This Demonstration shows a method of computing the square root of a positive number, in this case a nonsquare integer less than 1000. This method was very popular and taught in schools before the advent of calculators but still retains its usefulness in understanding and practicing algorithmic manipulation.

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Contributed by: Jaime Rangel-Mondragon (July 2011)

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"An Algorithm to Compute Square Roots of Integers"

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Published: July 26 2011