# Thread: Square root

1. ## Square root

Hi,

I'm curious why 2 divided by the square root of 2 is equal to 2? I can't seem to find any answers online.

Sincerely,
Olivia

2. ## Re: Square root

It is not. $\dfrac{2}{\sqrt{2}} = \dfrac{(\sqrt{2})^2}{\sqrt{2}} = \dfrac{\sqrt{2}\cancel{\sqrt{2}}}{\cancel{\sqrt{2} }} = \sqrt{2}$

3. ## Re: Square root

Originally Posted by otownsend
I'm curious why 2 divided by the square root of 2 is equal to 2?
sqrt(2) times sqrt(2) = 2 (not divided by)

Unless things are different in Toronto

4. ## Re: Square root

Things are certainly not different in Toronto. Thanks for your help!

5. ## Re: Square root

What's the similarity between the Toronto Blue Jays
and the Toronto Maple Leafs?

Ottawa answer: they both can't play hockey

6. ## Re: Square root

Originally Posted by otownsend
Hi,

I'm curious why 2 divided by the square root of 2 is equal to 2? I can't seem to find any answers online.

Sincerely,
Olivia
"2 divided by the square root of 2" is not equal to 2! it is, as other said here, equal to square root of 2.