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What do you call nonnegative square roots?

Updated: 9/17/2023

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14y ago

You call them principal square roots.

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What do you call the nonnegative square root?

The principal square root.

The nonnegative square root of a number?

The unique nonnegative square root of a nonnegative real number. For example, the principal square root of 9 is 3, although both -3 and 3 are square roots of 9.

Why are the properties of square roots only possible with nonnegative numbers?

Square roots of negative numbers ARE possible. I guess you haven't been introduced to "imaginary numbers" and the letter "i".

What is the symbol used to represent the nonnegative square roots of a number?

There are no explicit symbols. The non-negative square toot is called the principal square root.

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What is the nonnegative square root?

Every positive real number has two square roots: one negative and one positive. As a result, the square root mapping is one-to-many and so is not a mathematical function. One way to make it a function is to restrict the range to non-negative real numbers. These are the non-negative square roots.

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