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Posted by **-Untamed-** on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 8:18pm.

The square roots of 36 are + and - 6. I wrote down false for this cause I thought it was only + 6, but the real answer is true, and I want to know that how can it be negative?

Also for this:

Convert the following radicals to mixed radicals in simplest form.

I did this without making the factor tree, my teacher showed me an easy way.

50 = 2*5*5 = 5*52 = 252

That's what I got 252, but the answer is supposed to be 52. I dont understand, did they reduce or something?

- Calculus--sorry -
**-Untamed-**, Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 8:20pmSorry this was supposed to be the radical sign, dont know why it never showed up.

- Calculus -
**Reiny**, Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11:00pmA bit of a technicality here.

The √ symbol is defined as the principal square root, which means, the positive square root of a number

Thus √36 = +6

on the other hand if you have

x^2 = 16

then x = √16 = 4 from which we get

x = 4

so the -4 actually does not come from √16 but rather from

x^2 = 16

Your question is a poor choice for a true or false type question.

2nd part of your post:

√50 = √25√2 = 5√2

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