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# What is the positive and negative square roots of 256?

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### What are the two square roots of 256?

A positive number has two square roots, its principal (positive) root and its negative root. This is because a negative number multiplied by a negative number equals a positive number. In this instance, the square roots of 256 are 16 and -16.

### What the square roots of -256?

There are no real square roots of -256. But using complex numbers the square roots of -256 are 16i and -16i.

### What are the square roots of 256?

256 has two square roots: 16 and -16.

### What is negative sixteen times negative sixteen?

-16 &times; -16 = +256

### What is 256 divided by-32 divided by-4?

The answer is 2. However, if you did 256 divided by positive 32 divided by positive 4, you would get the same answer. Just as a negative times a negative equals a positive, so does a negative divided by a negative.

It is: 16

### Why is negative four to the fourth power negative?

Because A Negative x A pOsItIVE = nEgaTiVE * * * * * (-4)4 = 256. It is positive, not negative. The most likely reason for getting a negative result is that no brackets were used and so what was calculated was actually -44

### How do you simplify radical square roots?

Look for the largest square number in its factors. The square root of 512 is equal to the square root of 2 times the square root of 256. The square root of 256 is 16. The square root of 512 simplifies to 16 times the square root of 2.

### What is meant by a square root of a number?

The square root of a number is any number that satisfies x in the equation x*x = y. In other words, 3 is the square root of 9 because 3 * 3 = 9. However, you might also notice that -3 would satisfy this rule as well. So square roots can be either positive or negative. A brief table of squares and their roots:1 * 1 = 12 * 2 = 43 * 3 = 94 * 4 = 165 * 5 = 256 * 6 = 367 * 7 = 49etc...Remember that the negatives of these numbers are also square roots, as -2 * -2 = 4, and -5 * -5 = 25.

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### What is 256 to the negative half power?

256 to the negative one-half power = 0.0625

### What is 256 square meters into square feet?

256 square meters = 2,755.56 square feet (rounded)