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We describe an algorithm for computing boundary slopes of 2-bridge links. As an example, we work out the slopes of the links obtained by 1/k surgery on one component of the Borromean rings. A table of all boundary slopes of all 2-bridge links with 10 or less crossings is also included.

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First published in Mathematics of Computation in 2007, published by the American Mathematical Society

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Hoste, J., Shanahan, P. D. Computing Boundary Slopes of 2-Bridge Links, Mathematics of Computation. vol. 76 (2007) pp. 1521-1545.

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