# Square Root Tricks

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## The Trick To Solve Tricky Square Root Problems

Are you taking extra time than it actually requires to solve complex square root equations? Well, now with the help of square root tricks you can find the square of numbers very easily and with much less time. Tips and tricks always help us to solve mathematical problems easily and swiftly. Therefore, we have it here for you a few helpful tips with which you can find the square root of a given number without any kind of help, especially that of a calculator. Class 8 is the stage we learn about the concept of squares and the square root at full length. To begin with, finding the square root of a number, what we have to know first is if the number is a perfect square or not. And we all know that there are two conditions to find if a number is a perfect square or not.

First, a number will be a perfect square if it ends with 1, 4, 5, 6, and 9.

Second, a number will never be a perfect square if it ends with 2, 3, 7, and 8.

These two tips are the most basic tips to find square root but they are not enough.

### What is Square Root?

The square root of a number is a value that we get when it is multiplied to itself and produces the original number. For example, when 5 is multiplied to itself we get 25. Thus we can say that 5 is a square root value of 25. In the same way, 4 is the square root value of 16, 6 is the square root value of 36, and 77 is the square root value of 49.

Now, just like a square is a representation of the area of a square that is equal to the side x side, the square root is the representation of the length of the side of a square.

A square root has a symbol that is denoted as ‘√’. Therefore, we can write square root numbers as √4, √5, √8, √9, etc.

### How to Find Square Root?

Now we have come to the main point. How do we find the square root a number? Finding the square root of numbers such as 4, 9, 16, 25, etc. is the right-hand task. And I’ll tell you why? It is because we all know that from the multiplication table of 1 to 10, the number which is multiplied by itself gives the squares, in a two-digit form. But what if a number is in three-digit or four-digit? Well, then it is considered as difficult to find the root of these numbers. And that is because we fail to remember the table for higher numbers. So why not know the trick behind to determine the root of larger numbers?

Example 1:  Let us consider that we need to find the square root of a large number of 4489.

Step 1: Here, in this number, the unit digit is 9 that means it can be a unit digit of its square root number that is 3 or 7 that is because 32 is 9 & 72 is 49.

Step 2: Now if we consider the first two digits that is 44, it comes between the squares of 6 & 7 because 62 < 44< 72.

Step 3: We can expect that in the ten’s digit of the square root of 4489 is the lowest amidst the two numbers i.e. 6 and we want to find the unit digit of the square root of the number 4489.

Step 4: Now, we would want to find between 63 or 67 is the square root of 4489.

Step 5: Considering the ten’s digit is 6 and the next number is 7, we have to multiply both the numbers like 6 x 7 = 42 and because 42 is less than 44.

Step 6: Square root of 4489 has to be the bigger number between 63 and 67 i.e. 67.

Therefore, $\sqrt{4489}$ = 67.

Example 2: We can have a look at one more example, the square root of 7056.

Given below is the step by step method:

• Now, in this number, the unit digit is 6. What all numbers do have the unit digit as 6 on their square roots. Those are 4 t& 6 because 42 is 16 & 62 is 36.

• Now consider that the first two digits i.e., 70 comes between the squares of 8 & 9 because of 82 < 70 <92.

• Assume that in the ten’s digit of the square root of the 7056, it is the lowest amidst the two numbers that are 8.

• So, we have to find the unit digit of the square root of the number 7056. And for that, we have to find between 84 and 86 which one is the square root of 7056.

• Since the ten’s digit is 8 & the proceeding number is 9, we have to perform multiplication of both the numbers like 8 x 9 = 72 and because 72 is bigger than 70.

• The square root of 7056 needs to be a lesser number between 84 and 86 that is 84.

Therefore, $\sqrt{7056}$ = 84.

There are various square roots tricks pdf just like this method, that you can find on the web. Try to find the square roots of large numbers using these tricks, and I bet you will be able to solve an equation within no time.

Given below is a table of square root from numbers 1 to 50. This table will help you to solve the problems based on them very easily.

## Square Root Table From 1 to 50

 Number Square Root Value ( √ ) 1 1 2 1.414 3 1.732 4 2 5 2.236 6 2.449 7 2.646 8 2.828 9 3 10 3.162 11 3.317 12 3.464 13 3.606 14 3.742 15 3.873 16 4 17 4.123 18 4.243 19 4.359 20 4.472 21 4.583 22 4.69 23 4.796 24 4.899 25 5 26 5.099 27 5.196 28 5.292 29 5.385 30 5.477 31 5.568 32 5.657 33 5.745 34 5.831 35 5.916 36 6 37 6.083 38 6.164 39 6.245 40 6.325 41 6.403 42 6.481 43 6.557 44 6.633 45 6.708 46 6.782 47 6.856 48 6.928 49 7 50 7.071