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As you may see, this graph has a nearby maximum, a local minimum and a point of inflection around . to look why Newton's technique isn't useful here, believe choosing a factor at random among and drawing a tangent line to the feature at that point. That tangent line will have a negative slope, and therefore will intersect the -axis at a factor that is farther away from the basis.

sandraalbert, Jul 31 2018 on