# False Position Method in C++ Programming

## False Position Method states

Given a function f(x) on floating number x and two numbers ‘a’ and ‘b’ such that f(a)*f(b) < 0 and f(x) is continuous in [a, b]. Here f(x) represents algebraic or transcendental equation. Find root of function in interval [a, b] (Or find a value of x such that f(x) is 0).

## False Position Method in C++ Programming

``````#include<iostream>
#include<math.h>
#include<stdlib.h>
using namespace std;

#define f(x) 3*x*x-6*x+2

int main()
{
int i=1;
float x0,x1,x2,f0,f1,f2,e=1;
cout<< "enter the initial guess x1 and x2:";
cin>>x1>>x2;
do
{
f1=f(x1);
f2=f(x2);
if(f1*f2>0)
{
cout<< "x1 and x2 doesnot bracket the root";
exit(0);
}
else
{
x0=(x1-(f1*(x2-x1))/(f2-f1)); //working formula
f0=f(x0);
e=fabs((x2-x1)/x2);
if(f1*f0<0)
{
x2=x0;
}
else
{
x1=x0;
}
i++;
}
}while(e>=0.0001 && f1!=0 && i!=100);
cout<< "nthe root of the equation="<<x0;
return 0;
}``````

Output of the program :

Enter the initial guess x1 and x2 : 1
2
The root of the equation = 1.57739

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