nth Root

Pronunciation: /ɛnθ rut/ Explain

The nth root of a number is another number which, when multiplied by itself n times equals the original number. For example the fourth root of 16 is 2 since 2*2*2*2=16. The nth root of a can be written a raised to the 1 divided by n power..


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, nth root. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 126. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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