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Q: Can the square root of a number be a negative like the square root of 36 be -6?

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The square root of a negative number is not real.

you can square a negative number but you can not square root a negative number

Nothing. You cannot have a square root of a negative number. The square root of negative one is called i, but i is an imaginary number. It does not exist and does not follow the properties of real numbers. (For example, if a and b are positive, then the square root of a times the square root of b is the square root of ab. But the square root of -7 is not the square root of 7 times i.)

A negative square root is an imaginary number.

square root of a negative number is imaginary square root of negative 1 is defined as i square root of negative 144 is sqrt ((144)(-1)) = 12i

No. In general, the square root of a negative number is an imaginary number, which is not a real number.

Every positive integer has two square roots, a positive square root and a negative square root. This is because, just like a positive number multiplied by a positive number is equal to a positive number, a negative number multiplied by a negative number is equal to a positive number. Therefore, rounded to two decimal places, the positive square root is equal to 7.28, and the negative square root is -7.28.

If you're referring to the square root of a negative number, it's an imaginary number.

Negative the square root of 36 is -6, which is a whole number.

There is no square root of a negative number. It would have to be a half negative, which is impossible.

No negative number has a real square root.

you cannot square root a negative number

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