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Q: Can the square root of 25 be a real number?

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You can't take the square root of a negative number. The square root of -25 is 5i. It's an imaginary number.

The square root of 25 is 5, which is a rational number.

The square root of 25 has two solutions: SQRT(25) = + 5 and -5The square root of a number, by definition, should be positive. Hence, the square root of 25 is 5. The other square root is -5. However, strictly speaking, -5 is not the square root of 25, since it is not a positive number.* * * * *The exclusion of the negative square root is plain nonsense.

The square root of any negative number is equal to the square root of its absolute value followed by i - an imaginary number representing the square root of minus one. Therefore, such that sqrt(25) = 5, sqrt(-25) = 5i.

The square root of 25 is 5, which is a whole number, an integer, a natural number and a rational number.

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Yes. The square root of 25 is 5, which is a real number.

no. is not a real number

There is no real number [square] root of a negative number. There is a real cube root and a real fiftth root etc, but root, by itself, implies square root.

The square root of 8 over 25 is irrational, and real.

The square root of 25 is 5. 5 is a rational number. A rational number is a whole integer, like 3 or 5 or -8. Also, 4.333333... is a rational number because we know exactly what the number is. We know the number is 4 and 1/3, nothing more, nothing less. An irrational number is a number that goes on and on, with no specific pattern. A famous irrational number is pi. 3.14159....... Another example would be 453.788192742917471085723.......... Or 2.10100100010000100000........

The square root of 25 is 5 ... rational.

If by "radical" you mean "square root of", then yes. Both square roots of 25 are real numbers.

Because the square root of -25 would be that number that, squared, would equal -25. No number, positive or negative, can result in a negative square. Since -25 is a negative number, no number, positive or negative, can be squared to equal -25.

The principal root of a number is the positive real square root of the number - if it exists. Since -25 is negative, it does not have a real square root. Its square roots are the imaginary numbers +/-5i where i is the [imaginary] square root of -1. i is neither positive nor negative and so neither +5i nor -5i is a principal root.

The square root of 25 is 5, which is a rational number.

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