## Featured Replies in this Discussion

- by Salem

here you go:

```
#define GIT_R_DUN 3.00
#include <stdio.h>
#include <math.h>
int main()
{
double x = GIT_R_DUN;
printf("root of %f = %f\n",x,sqrt(x));
}
```

if questioned, tell your professor that NO ONE in the "real world" writes this stuff from scratch, then ask him if he's ever had a "real job". If he still complains, send him here to talk to me.

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Hi scapu,

Don't lose heart!

Pick out an algorithm, for example Newton's method seems to be rather comfortable to compute the square root of a given number. This method is also identical to the ancient method of the Babylonian to draw the square root of a given number, it s also called the divide-and-average algorithm. http://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/square-root-algorithm.php discuss it. Try to design a c program. No matter whether it is complete, compiles with error, or produces imperfect results you should post your tentative steps. Then we will help you.

P.s. I don't agree with the concept of the latter post. The intention of computing the square root that way is not to do it plain "from scratch" but to learn fundamental concepts of numeric analysis, such as approximation, iteration, recurrence, numerical stability, and finally to get acquainted with famous Newton method.

krs,

tesu

```
float SquareRoot(float number)
{
long int inter_value = 0;
float x_value = 0.0,
y_value = 0.0;
float f_value = 1.5F;
x_value = number * 0.5F;
y_value = number;
inter_value = * ( long int * ) &y_value;
inter_value = 0x5f3759df - ( inter_value >> 1 );
y_value = * ( float * ) &inter_value;
y_value = y_value * ( f_value - ( x_value * y_value * y_value ) );
y_value = y_value * ( f_value - ( x_value * y_value * y_value ) );
return number * y_value;
}
```

Just let me know if u face any problems

Regards,

Vijay Bhaskar

Hello, Can anybody help me in this program.

Write a C program to find the square root of a given number?I can understand only C and please i need answer in C only.

In this question i should not use function and i have to write a code for my self. Will anybody help me ...I need this for my test prepration.

Scapu

hey, **Vijay**, please become familiar with the rules of the forums... you know, the ones that are posted as "ANNOUNCEMENTS" and stuck to the top of every forum here.

(1) http://www.daniweb.com/forums/announcement118-2.html

and

(2) http://www.daniweb.com/forums/announcement118-3.html

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Hello, Can anybody help me in this program.

Write a C program to find the square root of a given number?I can understand only C and please i need answer in C only.

In this question i should not use function and i have to write a code for my self. Will anybody help me ...I need this for my test prepration.

Scapu

cprogamme to find square root

```
#include<stdio.h>
#include<conio.h>
float SquareRoot(float num);
void main()
{
float input, ans;
clrscr();
printf("\n Enter The Number : ");
scanf("%f", &input);
ans = SquareRoot(input);
printf("\n Square Root : %f", ans);
getch();
}
float SquareRoot(float num)
{
if(num >= 0)
{
float x = num;
int i;
for(i = 0; i < 20; i ++)
{
x = (((x * x) + num) / (2 * x));
}
return x;
}
}
```