# square root

• November 27th 2008, 06:08 AM
man
square root
May I please know whether sqrt(0) is a surd? Thank-you!
• November 27th 2008, 06:45 AM
skeeter
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Originally Posted by man
May I please know whether sqrt(0) is a surd? Thank-you!

given the definition of a "surd" ...

Surd -- from Wolfram MathWorld

I would say no.
• November 27th 2008, 08:16 AM
vincisonfire
Since $\mathbb Z \subset \mathbb Q'$ I would say yes but it is not exclusively a surd number.
Just like a square is also a rectangle, a parallelogram, etc.