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# What a root square is?

Updated: 4/28/2022

Wiki User

13y ago

The square root of a number is the factor which when multiplied by itself is equal to that number. i.e. 2 X 2 = 4, so 2 is the square root of 4.

A square root is a number that when listed as old school rows and columns in an abbacus, makes a perfect square (all sides are equal listing squares as multiplication in rows).

Example

2x2=4 and 4 is the square of 2 it was called a square because listing it as rows

OO

OO

we see 2 even sides on the (O's) on all sides, making a perfect square

lets try 3 the square root of 3 is 3x3=9 and we see below 3 objects on all sides making a perfect square (if we subtract the space in between the first amount) in the amount below listed as old school counting.

OOO

OOO

OOO

EDIT: The definition of a square root is a number which, when multiplied by itself, will give you your original number. The first contributor has demonstrated the numerical explanation.
The square root of a number is the number that must be multiplied by itself to get that number. if y is a number then the solution to the equation y=x^2 is the square root of y.

Wiki User

7y ago

Wiki User

13y ago

The square root of a number is 2 of the same numbers that can be multiplied together to get the original number.

Example:

The square root of 49 is 7 because 7 * 7 = 49.

The square root of 1521 is 39 because 39 * 39 = 1521.

Wiki User

8y ago

It is a journey that takes you around a square.

Anonymous

Lvl 1
3y ago

It is a square that takes you on a journey

Anonymous

Lvl 1
3y ago

Opposite of -16

Anonymous

Lvl 1
3y ago

-16