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Square Root Symbol
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Background - why Square Root Symbols are used. . .

Symbols are a concise way of giving lengthy instructions related to numbers and logic.

Math Symbols are an invention, not a discovery. They are a communication tool. Symbols are used to eliminate the need to write long, plain language instructions to describe calculations and other processes.

The most valuable, most frequently used Symbols in mathematics . . .

          The most important, most frequently used Miscellaneous Symbols  
          are listed below.  

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Math -  Symbol for Square Root Symbol for "Square Root" -
The symbols Square Root , Square Root , and Square Root are equivalent to and interchangeable with one another.

All three symbols mean exactly the same thing: the square root of the number represented by "X".

The square root of the number represented by X is another number which can be multiplied by itself to equal X.

Example 1: Square Root , Square Root Square Root of 256: Square Root The use of the plus-minus symbol is a short hand way of showing that the square root of 256 has two answers: Square Root (16)(16) = 256

(-16)(-16) = 256

Example 2: Cube Root , Cube Root Cube Root of 64: Cube Root Note: there is only one solution, a positive 4 (4)(4)(4) = 64
Example 3: Fourth Root , Fourth Root Fourth Root of 16: Fourth Root Note: there are two solutions Fourth Root (2)(2)(2)(2) = 16

(-2)(-2)(-2)(-2) = 16

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