## anonymous 3 years ago Can you find the square root of √-16

1. kropot72

The imaginary number i = square root of -1. Extracting -1 from under the radical sign gives: $\sqrt{-16}=i \sqrt{16}=?$

2. anonymous

But can you find the square root of it?

3. anonymous

The square root of 16 s 4 because 4*4=16

4. kropot72

@FastLearner1234 The square root of the expression in your question can be found only by expressing the solution as an imaginary number.

5. anonymous

thanks you are very helpful what grade are you in..smarty person lol

6. kropot72

You're welcome. I'm not in grades anymore :)