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Which of the following is NOT equal to the square of an integer:

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A)\sqrt{[square_root]1}[/square_root] = 1, Square root of 1 is 1

B)\sqrt{4} = 2 is not a square of an integer

C)18/2 = 9 is a square of 3

D) 41-25 = 16 is a square of 4

E) 36 is a square of 6

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Hi,

why NOT option A?
as √1 = either "+1" or "-1" and doing subsequent root "√(-1)" is not possible.
hence, i guess option "A" should also be considered.

your views please...
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why NOT option A?
as √1 = either "+1" or "-1" and doing subsequent root "√(-1)" is not possible.
hence, i guess option "A" should also be considered.

your views please...


Although every positive number has two square roots, the square root notation (√) tells us to take only the positive root
So, for example, 9 has two square roots (3 and-3), since 3² = 9 and (-3)² = 9
However, the square root notation tells us to take the positive root, which means √9 = 3

Likewise, √1 = 1 (only)

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