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Square Root

Date: 4/4/96 at 19:56:43
From: Anonymous
Subject: square root

What does square root mean?

Date: 4/6/96 at 21:10:55
From: Doctor John
Subject: Re: square root

If you take the square root of a number and multiply it by itself
you get the number back.  For example, 2 is the square root of 4
because 2*2 = 4.  Similarly, 3 is the square root of 9 because
3*3 = 9.

Not all numbers have nice neat square roots.  The square root of
2 is about 1.41421356237309504880... (The three dots mean 
that the number just keeps on going without stopping.)

-Doctor John, The Math Forum

Associated Topics:
Elementary Square Roots

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