Square root

Square root

If you have to find square of a number then we write


it means we multiplied x two times and got y.

For example find the square of 2 that you have to multiple 2 two times


We find square of a number by multiplying that number twice.

So what is a square root

Finding a square root is reverse process of square.

In square root we find the number which is multiplied itself to get the square of number.

a square root is represented by symbol


This symbol is known as square root.

here x represents the number whose square root we want to find

In general

if x^2=y then

in above example

Square root of y is x
square root of 4 is 2
square root of 9 is 3

Example find the value of \sqrt{36}

We all know 36 is square of 6

so we can write \sqrt{6*6}

so \sqrt{36}=\sqrt{6*6}=6

Find the \sqrt{81}


Finde the square root of 625

by factoring 625

we get 625=5*5*5*5

so \sqrt{625}




To find the square root of 2 is as below

Square root of 2
Fig: Square Root of 2

Cube root

We can find cube of a number by multiplying it three times

for example to find cube root of x we multiply it tree times


Here y is cube of x

Finding the cube of 2

that is


here 8 is cube of 2




Now what is cube root

Cube root is a reverse process of a cube.

In cube root we find the number which is multiplied itself thrice to get the cube of number.

\sqrt[3]{x}=y here \sqrt[3]{x} is known as cube root of x=y

Cube root is represented by \sqrt[3]{x}



here x is number whose cube root we want to fine

Finding Square & cube root by factorization

Find th square root of 6084

\sqrt{6084}= \sqrt{2*2*3*3*13*13}=2*3*17=78

Calculate the value of \sqrt{(248+\sqrt{(51+\sqrt{169})})}


=\sqrt{(248+\sqrt{(51+13)})} 169 is square of 13