Regula Falsi method or the method of false position is a numerical method for solving an equation in one unknown. It is quite similar to bisection method algorithm and is one of the oldest approaches. It was developed because the bisection method converges at a fairly slow speed. In simple terms, the method is the trial and error technique of using test ("false") values for the variable and then adjusting the test value according to the outcome.
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