Using the Ancient Method of False Position to Find Solutions
November 2008, Volume 14, Issue 4, Page 252
Several activities that are based on the ancient method of false position, also called false assumption, are presented in this article as a way to motivate students to find the solution of literal equations in beginning algebra. With a historical connection, the activities described engage students in solving linear equations in a novel way. Extension exercise included.
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