Machine division

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2013-03-26

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Earl E. Swartzlander, Jr.
Inwook Kong

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

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Techniques are generally described that include methods, devices, systems and/or apparatus for dividing a numerator by a denominator. Some example methods may include selecting a first numerical factor stored in an electronic storage media. The first numerical factor may be multiplied by a numerator at least in part using a first logic circuit configured to perform multiplication. The first numerical factor may also be multiplied by a denominator. A second numerical factor may be calculated based, at least in part, on an approximation of a square of the difference between unity and the product of the first numerical factor and the denominator. The second numerical factor may be multiplied by the product of the numerator and the first numerical factor at least in part using the first logic circuit, to generate an approximation of a quotient of the numerator and the denominator.

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