# Roots

## Roots `=sqrt(\ )`

This symbol `sqrt(\ )=` Root

This tiny plant needs lots of roots to grow.

But what does `sqrt` really mean?

Use simple numbers that you know to work it out:

`9\^(1/2)=\root2\9`

So `sqrt` means

What do we have to multiply by itself `2` times to get `9`

And in this case its `3` i.e. `3xx3=9`

**Answer:**

`9\^(1/2)=\root2\9=3`