## anonymous one year ago How do you find the principal square root of a number?

1. anonymous

The question on my homework is "What is the principal square root of 36? explain."

2. anonymous

It is the positive square root of a number.

3. anonymous

Yes

4. anonymous

Example: $$\sqrt{64}$$ has 2 possible square roots. It can either be 8 or -8. In this case, 8 is the principal root.

5. anonymous

How do you find the one for 36?

6. anonymous

What is the square root of 36?

7. anonymous

6

8. anonymous

So that's the principal square root of 36.

9. anonymous

Thank you!!!

10. anonymous

No problem! :)

11. anonymous

Wait how do i explain that

12. anonymous

Because 6x6 is 36?

13. anonymous

Look at the first thing I wrote.

14. anonymous

Thank you SO much!!!