|A fixed point is stable if nearby points iterate toward the fixed point under graphical iteration.|
|Click the picture for an animation.|
|A fixed point is stable if at the fixed point the tangent line to the graph lies in the region between +45° and -45°.|
|That is, its slope lies between +1 and -1.|
|The region between these lines is shaded in blue. If the graph crosses the diagonal inside the blue region (on both sides), the fixed point is stable.|
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