Square root

Introduction

When you try to get the area of a square noteA shape where all sides are equal and know the length of a side noteOtherwise known as its root you multiply the length of one side by itself or square it.

area of squarearea of square

What if you don’t know the length of a side and instead only know the area of a square and want to get the length of a side? You would have to do something to the area that transforms it in the opposite direction that squaring the length of a side does. This is just like how placing 2 apples to a pile transforms a pile of apples by increasing the amount of apples and eating 2 apples transforms the pile back to the way it was. So in other words adding is to subtracting as squaring is to…. what?

Well this kind of transformation is called a Square Root.

Parents:

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of numbers and other ideal objects that can be described by axioms.