Perfect Square

Pronunciation: /ˈpɜr.fɪkt skwɛər/ Explain

  1. A perfect square is an integer that is a square of another positive integer. The first few perfect squares are: 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, 100.
  2. A perfect square (also called a perfect square trinomial) is a monomial or binomial raised to the second power. Example: (a + b)2 = a2 + 2ab + b2.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, perfect square. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 137. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
  2. Rivenberg, Romeyn Henry. A Review of Algebra. pg 8,16. American Book Company. 1914. Last Accessed 12/3/2018. Buy the book

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