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I'm very confused... How EXACTLY do you find square root?

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It's not always easy. You need to be able to figure what number, when multiplied by itself, gives you the value in question.

If you see a 9, you may readily recognize that its square root is 3. (Since 3 x 3 is 9). Others may not be as recognizable, and the process can be slower if you're allowed to use a calculator. Oftn you can estimate what the answer would be, but determining the exact answer in some cases can take longer.

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What if its like um 23?
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You use the estimation method to focus in on the answer. You may know that 4 x 4 is 16, and that 5 x 5 is 25. Since you starting value is 23, that tells you that the number that you'e trying to find is soemwhere bewteen 4 and 5. If you wanted to get closer, you could try 4.5 x 4.5 and see what that gives you. Then try 4.9 x 4.9 and so forth....
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Thx so much, and ps I swear that wasn't on my homework. I just came up with a number
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No problem, even it was one of the questions on your homework, I think you'd be learning how to do it by following example rather than simply getting the answer for 'free'
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Or!!! Divide a number by itself

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No, a number divided by itself is always 1, not the square root.
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Oh wait, true true. What am I thinking. There's a check mark thing on a calculator. Type a number and use that.
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What's the square root?... like what's the number?

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I don't even know... That's why I ask
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To find the square root it's just the same number multiplied twice to find the number in the square root symbol... Does that make sense?
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Umm a little here's the number: 37
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It would be 6 x 6 =36 and then 7 x 7=49 so 36 is closer to 37... So it would be about 6.1..?
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wicked smart
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:) haha
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I think he's serious
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The square root of x is a number that when multiplied by itself equals x.
Examples:
1). sqrt 4 = 2 because 2 x 2 = 4
sqrt 9 = 3 " 3 x 3 = 9
The numbers 1, 4, 9, 16, etc. are called 'perfect squares' because their sqrts are rational numbers. (whole numbers and fractions.
2). Other numbers, 2, 3, 5, 6, etc. are not 'perfect squares.'
To get the sqrts you have to use a calculator or estimate.

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