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Question from eric, a parent:

is there an ez equation to figure out the square root of something?

Hi Eric,

The answer is probably no but it depends on what you mean by easy. First of all most square roots are not rational numbers so if you want an answer in the form of a decimal number the best you can do is an approximation. We have two answers to essentially your question here and here. Have a look and write back if we can help more.


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