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# Square roots of perfect squares

Learn how to find the square root of perfect squares like 25, 36, and 81.
Let's start by taking a look at an example evaluating the square root of start color #1fab54, 25, end color #1fab54:
square root of, start color #1fab54, 25, end color #1fab54, end square root, equals, question mark
Step 1: Ask, "What number squared equals start color #1fab54, 25, end color #1fab54?"
Step 2: Notice that start color #11accd, 5, end color #11accd squared equals start color #1fab54, 25, end color #1fab54.
start color #11accd, 5, end color #11accd, squared, equals, start color #11accd, 5, end color #11accd, times, start color #11accd, 5, end color #11accd, equals, start color #1fab54, 25, end color #1fab54
square root of, start color #1fab54, 25, end color #1fab54, end square root, equals, start color #11accd, 5, end color #11accd
Here's a question to make sure you understood:
How can we be sure that start color #11accd, 5, end color #11accd is the right answer?

# Connection to a square

Finding the square root of start color #1fab54, 25, end color #1fab54 is the same as finding the side length of a square with an area of start color #1fab54, 25, end color #1fab54.
A square with an area of start color #1fab54, 25, end color #1fab54 has a side length of start color #11accd, 5, end color #11accd.

# Practice Set 1:

Problem 1A
• Current
4, squared, equals

### Reflection question

Which claim shows how square roots work?

# Practice Set 2:

Problem 2A
• Current
square root of, 1, end square root, equals

# Practice Set 3:

Problem 3A
• Current
square root of, 121, end square root, equals