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1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4

the sq. root of 1/4 = 1/2

in decimals:

0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25

the sq. root of 0.25 = 0.5

Q: How can the square root of a fraction be greater than the given number?

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Yes.

You mean a proper fraction (less than 1). Multiply anything by less than 1 and you will make it smaller. Therefore the square root of your result is bigger than the start value. For numbers bigger than one it's the other way round.

If a number is squared you get a new number called the square of the given number. When the square root of the new number is taken you get back the original given number!

The square root of a number is that number which, when squared, gives you the given number. For example, the square root of 25 is 5, since if you square 5, you get 25. It is the "inverse function" (that is, in a way it's the opposite) of squaring.

The number is called a 'square root'.

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Yes.

Add a positive number - fraction or integer - to the given fraction.

There is no such number. Given any number, there is sure to be an important fraction that is smaller.

No.

Given an improper fraction (a fraction greater than 1), we divide the numerator by the denominator. The quotient is the whole number part of the mixed number. The remainder is the numerator of the fraction part. The denominator is the same as the denominator of the original fraction. For example: Given the fraction 17/5. 17 divided by 5 is 3 with a remainder of 2. The answer is 3 2/5.

Choose any integer greater than 1. Multiply the numerator as well as the denominator of a given fraction by the chosen number. You will now have a new fraction that is equivalent to the old one.

When you multiply two numbers greater than one, you create many groups of a given number, so the result is greater than either the number of groups or the number you created many groups of. When you multiply a number by a number less than one, you create less than one group of a given number. If you create only part of one group of a given number, it makes sense that the result will be less than the number you started with.

A mixed number or a mixed fraction.

It is a mixed fraction.

No.

You mean a proper fraction (less than 1). Multiply anything by less than 1 and you will make it smaller. Therefore the square root of your result is bigger than the start value. For numbers bigger than one it's the other way round.

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