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SQUARE ROOTS & CUBE ROOTS

**SQUARE ROOT & CUBE ROOT -**

**In mathematics, a root refers to a value that, when raised to a certain exponent, yields a given result. The most common types of roots are square roots (when the exponent is 1/2), cube roots (when the exponent is 1/3), and higher-order roots. Roots are the inverse operation of exponents, so taking a root "undoes" the effect of raising a number to a power.**

**Let's look at some specific types of roots:**

__Square Root:-__The square root of a number is a value that, when multiplied by itself, gives the original number. It is denoted by the radical symbol (√).For a non-negative real number a, the square root is represented as: √a, Example: √9 = 3 because, 3 × 3 = 9. It's important to note that positive numbers have two square roots: a positive square root and a negative square root. For instance, √4 = 2 and −√4 = −√2.

** 2. Cube Root:- The cube root of a number is a value that, when multiplied by itself three times, gives the original number. It is denoted by the radical symbol with a little 3 in the index.**

**For any real number a, the cube root is represented as: ∛a**

**Example:
∛8 = 2 because 2 × 2 × 2 = 8.**

** 3. nth Root:- The nth root of a number is a value that, when multiplied by itself n times, gives the original number. It is denoted by the radical symbol with n in the index. For any real number a and a positive integer n, the nth root is represented as: n√a **

**Example: 4√16 = 2 because 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 16.**

**Similarly, 3√27 = 3 because 3 × 3 × 3 = 27.**

**Roots are often used in various mathematical calculations, scientific formulas, and engineering problems. They have applications in calculus, algebra, geometry, and other fields.**