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\(\sqrt{784} =\)

A. 28
B. 32
C. 38
D. 56
E. 112

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Originally posted by pushpitkc on 31 Oct 2018, 18:50.
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New post 31 Oct 2018, 19:26
pushpitkc wrote:
\(\sqrt{784}\) =

A. 28
B. 32
C. 38
D. 56
E. 112


Unit digit in 784 is 4. Hence, the possible square root number must possess an unit digit of 2. Discard B,C, and D options.

Square of a 3 digit number always yield a number with greater than or equal to 5 nos of digits. Discard option E.

Ans. (A)
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pushpitkc wrote:
\(\sqrt{784}\) =

A. 28
B. 32
C. 38
D. 56
E. 112


\(30^2 = 900\)

Hence answer must be lower than \(30\).

All other options are higher than \(30\) except A.

Hence Answer A.
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New post 31 Oct 2018, 22:31
Unit digit is 4. Hence we can boil it down to A & C

Try squaring both options.

28^2 = 784
38^2 = 1444

Answer is A
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The units digit is the result of the units digits of its multiples. So, in this equation, the square root must have a units digit that multiplied by itself will equal 4.
0^2=0
1^2=1
2^2=4
3^2=9
4^2=6
5^2=5
6^2=6
7^2=9
8^2=4
9^2=1

This leaves numbers ending in 2 and 8. Options ABCE.

Simplify
100^2=10,000, so can't be E
40^2=1600, so likely not C
30^2=900, so can't be B or C

A
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\(\sqrt{784} \) = \(\sqrt{4 × 196} \) = \(\sqrt{4} \) × \(\sqrt{196} \) = 2 × 14 = 28 ==> Answer is A
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pushpitkc wrote:
\(\sqrt{784} =\)

A. 28
B. 32
C. 38
D. 56
E. 112


\(\sqrt{784} =\)

784 < 900
\(\sqrt{784} < \sqrt{900} = 30\)

IMO A

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New post 20 Aug 2019, 23:07
pair the number from right to left first. Look at the unit digit of the number under the square root.

Here it is 4. hence, Square root of the number will either have 2 or 8 in the unit's place.
next would be taking 7(7 don't have the pair here). We should think which square of a number is less than 7. We have 4 (square of 2) is less than 7. Hence, tens place will have 2,

we have two answers, 22 or 28. Now, we need to decide which would be the correct answer choice for the question.
we have a square of 25 is 625. 784 is greater than 625, So 28 would be the right answer choice.
A is the answer.

You can try other numbers like 1024, 1369.
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New post 21 Aug 2019, 00:31
784 = 2^4*7^2
sqrt 784 = sqrt(2^4*7^2) = 2^2*7 = 4*7 = 28.. (A)
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