Square RootDate: 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 |
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