What is the square root of 1/2?

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Jun 1, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

Square root of #1/2 = sqrt(1/2)#

We can use this rule for radicals to rewrite the expression:

#sqrt(color(red)(a)/color(blue)(b)) = sqrt(color(red)(a))/sqrt(color(blue)(b))#

#sqrt(color(red)(1)/color(blue)(2)) => sqrt(color(red)(1))/sqrt(color(blue)(2)) => 1/sqrt(2)#

Now, we can rationalize the denominator, or, in other words, remove the radical from the denominator, by multiplying by the appropriate form of #1#:

#sqrt(2)/sqrt(2) xx 1/sqrt(2) =>#

#(sqrt(2) xx 1)/(sqrt(2) xx sqrt(2)) =>#

#sqrt(2)/((sqrt(2))^2) =>#

#sqrt(2)/2#

If, a decimal number is needed:

#sqrt(2)/2 ~= 1.4142/2 ~= 0.7071#