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Thursday Code Puzzler: Square Roots With A Twist

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Thursday Code Puzzler: Square Roots With A Twist

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Thursday is code puzzler day here at DZone. The idea is simple: solve the coding problem as efficiently as you can, in any language or framework that you find suitable.

Note: Even though there really is nothing stopping you from finding a solution to this on the internet, try to keep honest, and come up with your own answer.  It's all about the participation!

Do you have code puzzlers that you'd like to share with the DZone community?  If so, please submit here. 

Square Roots (With A Twist)

Write a function that calculates the square root of any number, but only uses basic arithmethic such as add, subtract, multiply and divide.  Have Fun!


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