A radical is a check-like mathematical symbol that indicates a square root of a number within the radical. The square root of a number is the value that can be multiplied times itself to equal that... Read More »

A radical is denoted by a mathematical symbol that looks a bit like a check mark (âˆš). Numbers are placed inside the box to indicate that they need to be simplified into their smallest elements. A... Read More »

A radical is a mathematical term for a fractional power, or root. The square root and cube root are both radicals. These are numbers that, when multiplied by themselves the appropriate number of ti... Read More »

Radicals build on exponents. Writing the square root of a number is just another way of writing an exponent -- "9 to the power of 1/2" means the same thing as "the square root of 9", which means "t... Read More »

You'll probably start seeing radical ("square root") signs when you learn simple algebra. You're also likely to encounter them if you do carpentry or any other trade that involves geometry or calcu... Read More »

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