# Divide Average Method Old Time Method Approximating Square Root Positive Number Formulated Q17944560

The “divide and average” method, an old-time method forapproximating the square root of any positive number a, can beformulated as
x =( x + (a/x)) / 2
Write a well-structured python function toimplement this algorithm based on the outlined algorithmbelow.  The program must take as input the followingvalues:
• The value whose square root is sought, a

• An initial guess of the solution, xguess

• The number of decimals, n, in order tocalculate the error criteria, es

• The maximum number of iterations allowed before declaring adiverging solution, maxit

The program should produce, as output, the value of the errorcriteria, es, and a table showing the differentiterations required to find a solution using the required errorcriteria.

Show the results of your program for a = 122.5, xguess = 5.0, n= 5, maxit = 20.

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