Square Root

Definition: This is the number that multiplies by itself to give a given number.

Example: Find the square root of 144.

Solution:

Step 1: Think of the factors of 144.

They are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 16, 18, 24, 36, 48, 72, 144

Step 2: Determine which factor multiplies by itself to give 144. That is 12 here.

OR

Step 1: Use the square root function on a calculator.

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