Question #d169c

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Sep 7, 2016

It is undefined - it is an imaginary/non-real number.


The 4th root is the same as the square root of a square root.

#sqrt (sqrt -16)# is undefined because it is a non-real or imaginary number.

It is not possible to find any even root of a negative number.

To deal with this further requires using complex numbers.