This method is predicated on the truth that the *nth* excellent sq. is the sum of the primary *n* odd integers. This reality can be utilized to subtract successive odd integers from a given quantity for which one needs to search out the sq. root. If the quantity isn’t an ideal sq., this technique may be prolonged by including pairs of zeroes to the unique quantity and persevering with the method for every extra decimal place one needs discover.

### FIRST RULE

It helps to take a look at a few examples for example two “particular circumstances” that come up with some numbers, requiring one or two extra “guidelines” or steps.

Utilizing the instance of 54,756:

Begin by marking pairs of digits from the right-most digit: 5 | 47 | 56

Then subtract 1 from the leftmost digit or pair: 5 – 1 = 4.

Proceed with the following odd integer: 4 – 3 = 1.

We are able to’t subtract 5 from 1, so we rely what number of odd integers we’ve subtracted to date (2) and mark that above the 5.

Deliver down the following pair of digits and append it to the 1 yielding 147.

To get the following odd integer to subtract, multiply the final odd integer subtracted by 10 and add 11 (that is Rule #1) to the product. Right here, we’ve got 10 x 3 + 11 = 41. Proceed as beforehand, subtracting 41 from 147 = 106.

Subtract the following odd integer, 43 from 106 = 63.

Subtract the following odd integer, 45 from 63 = 18.

Once more, we are able to’t subtract 47 from 18; counting, we’ve got finished 3 subtractions and place 3 above the pair 47. Multiply 45 x 10 and add 11 = 461.

Deliver down the following pair of digits, 56, and append them to the 18, yielding 1856.

Subtract 461 from 1856 = 1395.

Subtract the following odd integer, 463 from 1395 = 932.

Subtract the following odd integer, 465 from 932 = 467.

Subtract the following odd integer, 467 from 467 = 0.

Cease.

Counting what number of subtractions, we see it’s 4 and we write 4 above the 56.

Our reply is that 234 is the sq. root of 54,756. Alternately, as a substitute of maintaining a working whole of the subtractions and putting the digits above successive pairs of digits from the left, take the final quantity subtracted, 467, add 1, and divide the consequence by 2 = 234, identical as what we decided the opposite approach.

### SECOND RULE

A second instance introduces one other rule not beforehand required: discover the sq. root of 4,121,062,016 utilizing the subtraction of successive odd integers.

Start as above by making pairs of digits from the right-most digit: 4 | 12 | 10 | 62 | 40 | 16

Subtract 1 from 4 = 3.

Subtract 3 from 3 = 0.

Write down 2 for the 2 subtractions above the 4.

Deliver down the following pair of digits, 12.

Multiply 3 x 10 and add 11 = 41.

Word that 41 is just too huge to subtract from 12.

Write 0 above the 12, since we did 0 subtractions.

Deliver down the following pair of digits, 10, and append to the 12 => 1210.

Insert a 0 to the left of the final digit in 41 => 401. (That is Rule #2)

Subtract 401 from 1210 = 809.

Subtract the following odd integer, 403, from 809 = 406.

Subtract the following odd integer, 405 from 406 = 1.

For the three subtractions, write 3 above the ten.

Deliver down the following pair of integers, 62 and append to the 1 => 162

Multiply 405 by 10 and add 11 = 4061.

We have to apply Rule #2 once more. Write 0 above the 62, deliver down the following pair of digits, 40, and append to the 162 => 16240.

Insert 0 to the left of the final digit of 4061 => 40601.

Word that that is nonetheless too huge to subtract from 16240.

Apply Rule #2 once more (and it could need to be utilized greater than twice specifically circumstances).

Write 0 above the 40, deliver down the 16 and append to the 16240 => 1624016.

Insert a 0 to the left of the final digit of 40601 => 406001.

Subtract 406001 from 1624016 = 1218015.

Subtract the following odd integer , 406003 from 1218015 = 812012.

Subtract the following odd integer, 406005 from 812012 = 406007.

Subtract the following odd integer, 406007 from 406007 = 0.

Write a 4 above the final pair of digits, 16.

The sq. root of 41210624016 = 203,004.

Once more, alternately, the reply = (406007+1) / 2 = 203,004.

### THIRD RULE

There’s a group of numbers for which the method beforehand described gained’t work. For instance, attempt to use it to search out the sq. root of 100.

Grouping as earlier than: 1 | 00

Subtracting 1 from 1 = 0.

Write 1 above the 1, deliver down the following pair of digits, 00, and append to the 0.

Multiply 1 x 10 and add 11 = 21.

Can’t subtract 21 from 0. Hmm. Though we all know the reply is 10, to make issues work, we are able to notice the next, which is Rule #3:

In order for you the sq. root of an entire quantity that ends in two or extra zeros, write the quantity as a product of a quantity and a good energy of ten.

So 100 = 1 x 10^2.

We get that the sq. root of 1 = 1, append one zero for each pair of zeroes within the unique quantity, and Bob’s your uncle. (Or one thing like that).

For instance, to search out the sq. root of three,610,000, take away two pairs of zeroes from the unique quantity, then apply the unique process:

Group: 3 | 61.

Subtract 1 from 3 = 2

Can’t subtract 3 from 2, so write 1 above the three, deliver down the following pair of digits and append them to the two => 261.

Multiply 1 x 10 and add 11 = 21.

Subtract 21 from 261 = 240.

Subtract 23 from 240 = 217

Subtract 25 from 217 = 192

Subtract 27 from 192 = 165

Subtract 29 from 165 = 136

Subtract 31 from 136 = 105

Subtract 33 from 105 = 72

Subtract 35 from 72 = 37

Subtract 37 from 37 = 0

So write a 9 above the 61. Append two zeroes to the 19, one for every pair eliminated.

Then the sq. root of three,610,000 = 1900.

### DEALING WITH NON-PERFECT SQUARES

Lastly, this course of works for entire numbers that aren’t excellent squares and for decimals. It simply gained’t terminate in these circumstances (besides arbitrarily). For a decimal, additionally break the quantity into pairs of digits to the correct of the decimal level.

For instance, discovering the sq. root of three to three decimal locations.

Append pairs of zeroes for every decimal place you need within the reply, plus two extra to have the ability to spherical to the given place.

So write 3 as 3 | 00 | 00 | 00 | 00

Subtract 1 from 3 = 2.

Write 1 above the three. Deliver down a pair of zeroes, append to the two => 200.

Multiply 1 x 10 and add 11 = 21.

Subtract 21 from 200 = 179

Subtract 23 from 179 = 156

Subtract 25 from 156 = 131

Subtract 27 from 131 = 104

Subtract 29 from 104 = 75

Subtract 31 from 75 = 44

Subtract 33 from 44 = 11.

Write 7 above the primary pair of zeroes.

Deliver down the following pair of zeroes and append to the 11 => 1100.

Multiply 33 x 10 and add 11 = 341.

Subtract 341 from 1100 = 759.

Subtract 343 from 759 = 416.

Subtract 345 from 416 = 71.

Write 3 above the second pair of zeroes.

Append the following pair of zeroes to the 71 => 7100.

Multiply 345 x 10 and add 11 = 3461.

Subtract 3461 from 7100 = 3639.

Subtract 3463 from 3639 = 176.

Write 2 above the third pair of zeroes.

Append the final pair of zeroes to the 176 => 17600

Multiply 3463 x 10 and add 11 = 346241.

We might proceed, however it suffices to comprehend that the following digit will probably be 0 and so our reply is that the sq. root of three is 1.732 rounded to 3 decimal locations.