One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A number which produces a specified quantity when multiplied by itself.‘7 is a square root of 49’
- ‘What is the square root of sixteen?’
- ‘Having taken then the square root of this which is 8, subtract from it half the roots, 5 leaving 3.’
- ‘The eleven chapters of Halifax's text dealt with topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots and cube roots.’
- ‘The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.’
- ‘The square root of 2 is an irrational number because it can't be written as a ratio of two integers.’
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