How To: Solve square roots in algebra

Solve square roots in algebra

In this lesson we will learn about one of the most important concepts in algebra SQUARE ROOTS.

The square root of a number m is another number n that satisfies the following formula: m = n x n. You can also say that m is the square of n. The opposite of squaring a number is finding its square root. You can use the radical symbol to indicate that the square root of m is n:

\sqrt{~}m = \sqrt{~}n2 = n

A number is a perfect square if it can be written as the square of a whole number. Not all integers are perfect squares.

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