# How do I find the domain of the square root function?

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Apr 4, 2015

The parent square root function $\sqrt{x}$: is defined for all values where $x$ is greater than zero. You can see it on the graph below:
graph{sqrt(x) [-10, 10, -5, 5]}
The function extends forever in the positive direction but not in the negative direction. This is because inputting a negative number to the square root function will yield an imaginary result.