The square root of 4 is +2 or -2. The square root of a number can be either positive or negative. This is because the square of +2 is 4 and the square of -2 is also 4. More » Math Algebra

Technically, the square root of a negative number cannot be taken, but if imaginary numbers are allowed, the answer would be 2i. It can be tempting for those people just learning how to deal with square roots to assume t... More »

A square root is the result of "unsquaring" a number, or the reversal of the process of squaring. The root is, as its name implies, a squared number reduced to its most basic form. More » Math Algebra

To find a number's square root, determine which two perfect squares the number lies between and estimate a fraction between those two perfect square roots. If it is a perfect square itself the square root can be arrived ... More »

An extraneous root is a solution, or root, introduced into an intermediate equation while attempting to solve another equation. It does not, however, represent the correct solution to the original equation to be solved. More »

The fourth root of 16 is 2. In mathematics, the fourth root of a number is a number r that yields z when raised to power 4, where 4 is the degree of the root. More »

The expression (x^2 - 2x - 4) factors as (x + 1 - sqrt(5))*(x + 1 + sqrt(5)), where sqrt(5) is the square root of 5. This quadratic polynomial is factored by completing the square, a method in which a particular number i... More »