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Algebra: Square Roots of Algebraic Terms

In this worksheet, students simplify the square roots of algebraic terms.

'Algebra: Square Roots of Algebraic Terms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Use and Interpret Algebraic Notation

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

When we find the square of an algebraic term, we simply multiply it by itself.

Thus the square of  3a4 is   3a4 x 3a4 = 9a8

 

Or,   (3a4)2 = 32 x a4x2 = 9a8

 

The reverse of squaring is finding the square root.

 

So,  √(9a8) = √9 x a8÷2 = 3a4

 

The steps we need to remember are:

1) √ the number

2) Half the power.

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