# Squares and Square Roots Topics

## Squares and Square Roots explanations, examples, practice problems. Ready? Let’s do this.

#### Squares

Remember roots? Not the tree things that you trip over all the time, the excellent television miniseries, or the Canadian apparel company. Roots are the solutions to polynomials that are set equal...

#### Simplification of Radical Terms

A radical term is any term that has at least one radical in it. Radical terms can be messy, so we want to write them in the simplest way possible. It's probably also a good idea to fit them with a...

#### Radical Arithmetic

The word radical has a lot of interesting definitions, but radical arithmetic doesn't actually refer to arithmetic that favors drastic political, economic, or social reforms. We're talking about...

#### Quadratic Equations

A quadratic equation is an equation of the form:ax2 + bx + c = 0In other words, it's an equation that sets a quadratic polynomial equal to zero. Got that? On the left side of the equal sign, a quad...

#### Solving Radical Equations

A radical equation is an equation that features a variable contained inside a radicand. At least it won't get wet if it rains.An example of a radical equation is .The equation is not a radical equ...

#### In the Real World

The Pythagorean Theorem is good for one thing: finding distances. So long, ruler; there's a new measuring stick in town. This doesn't mean only finding the distance between two objects, however....