# How do you solve #(25y^2)^(1/2) #?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 17, 2016

#### Explanation:

Anything to the

#(25y^2)^(1/2) = sqrt(25y^2)#

Find the square root. Note that

#sqrt25 times sqrt(y^2)#

#5 times y#

#5y#

There can also be a negative answer. Every value has a negative root, because when you multiply two negative numbers you end up with the same positive number.

Example:

So, the square root of

The other possible solution: