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    If the fixed-point iteration is applied to the function F(x) = 2 + (x-2)^4, starting at x = 2.5, what order of convergence results? Find the range of starting values for which this fixed-point iteration converges. Note that 2 is a fixed point.

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    Assume that is the root of the fixed point equation
    In addition is continuously differentiable for all x near  and for some .
    Furthermore, assume that
    Then if the initial guess is sufficiently close to , the iteration
    Will ...

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    Fixed-point iterations are analyzed.