How to solve square root problems?


Square root problems can be tedious to solve by hand, but they are simple to solve if you have a calculator with a square root button. If you don't have a calculator, just choose a number and multiply it by itself ( 5 x 5). If the number you got as an answer is bigger than the number you are looking for then you need to try a smaller number to square. If your answer is too small, try bigger numbers to square. Keep doing this until you find the right number.
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How to Solve Square Root Problems
A square of a number is simply the result of the number multiplied by itself. For example, the square of 2 (or 2 squared) is 4, or 2 times 2. In mathematical notation, a small number at the top right corner of a normal sized number indicates that you... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
To solve a square root problem one must take the number underneath the square root sign, m, and find out what number, n, when multiplied by itself (n x n) is equal to m. The square root of m is n.
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1. Note the number that is enclosed in a radical symbol. The radical symbol indicates that you need to find the square root of this number. The symbol looks a bit like a combination
If you don't want to take the easy way out and use a calculator, then there is the guess and check method. Just make a guess, and then square your guess by multiplying it by itself.
simply see what you can multiply twice to get the number under the square root sign.
To solve square root problems, look at the problem. Knowing what the problem
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A square root is a number multiplied by itself. Solving square root problems is rather simple. If the equation calls for finding the square root of 144, you would ...
To solve a square root problem you must determine the factors of the number. The factors of the number must be even. For example, the factors of 16 are 2x2x2x2 ...
1. Know your terms. Square: the result of a number multiplied by itself. (ex. (1.5)2 = 1.5 × 1.5 = 2.25). Perfect Square: the square of a whole number (ex. ...
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