If I want to cancel a square a.k.a 4^2 do I multiply or add it to the square route of said number (4 here)

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- Jan 8th 2010, 12:05 PMMukilabSquares and routes
If I want to cancel a square a.k.a 4^2 do I multiply or add it to the square route of said number (4 here)

- Jan 8th 2010, 12:10 PMmr fantastic
- Jan 8th 2010, 12:14 PMpickslides
You don't add or multiply the square root, you 'take' the square root.

I.e you may have and you want to find

which is the same as

now you can see you can take the square root of both sides.

which in turns yields

As square and square root are opposites.

Now go ahead and change the world! - Jan 8th 2010, 12:15 PMMukilab
- Jan 8th 2010, 12:27 PMpickslides
- Jan 8th 2010, 12:35 PMMukilab
- Jan 8th 2010, 12:42 PMmr fantastic