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# What is the square root of a positive?

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2013-07-02 18:57:10

The square root of a positive number results in a positive number. For example, the square root of 25 is 5.

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Not true!

There are two real square roots for every positive number: one positive and one negative. -5 is as much a square root of 25 as +5 is. However, the positive root is the principal root and so is often presented as the only root.

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2013-07-02 18:57:10
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