# I am new to matab. I tried to solve a non linear equation with newton raphson and modified newton raphson method but got different solution. could you please help me find the error? please note I tried to run the code in two separate files.

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Hrishikesh Das on 23 Dec 2019
Edited: Hrishikesh Das on 23 Dec 2019
%%Newton raphson method
clc
clear all
close all
%%Initial condition
x0 =0.92;
maxiteration = 50;
tolX = 1e-04;
f = @(x) x^2-2*x+1; %function to be solved
%%Computation
x = x0;
xold = x0;
for i = 1:maxiteration;
df = 2*x-2;
x = x-f(x)/df;
err(i) = norm(x-xold);
xold = x;
if (err(i)<tolX)
break;
end
end
msg = ['The solution converged in ', num2str(i),'th iterations.'];
disp(msg)
msg1 = ['converged numerical solution(critical values):'];
disp(msg1)
fprintf('x = %.4f\n',x);
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%%Modified newton Raphson method
clc
clear all
close all
%%Initial condition
x0 =0.92;
maxiteration = 50;
tolX = 1e-04;
f = @(x) x^2-2*x+1;
%%Computation
x = x0;
xold = x0;
for i = 1:maxiteration;
df = 2*x0-2;
x = x-f(x)/df;
err(i) = norm(x-xold);
xold = x;
if (err(i)<tolX)
break;
end
end
msg = ['The solution converged in ', num2str(i),'th iterations.'];
disp(msg)
msg1 = ['converged numerical solution:'];
disp(msg1)
fprintf('x = %.4f\n',x)

darova on 23 Dec 2019
Plot each iteration to see what it going on
fplot(f,[-5 5])
hold on
for i = 1:maxiteration;
% computations ...
yy = df*[-1 1]+f(x);
h(1) = plot([-1 1]+x,yy);
h(2) = plot(x,f(x),'.r');
pause(1)
delete(h)
end
hold off
Hrishikesh Das on 23 Dec 2019
thank you for your response , I am very new to matlab, I created two matlab files, one for newton raphson and another for modified newton raphson, I copied and pasted your code in each files and run them, but I really could not understand what is going on, Could you plz elabolate on that? I appreciate you help. Thank you.