Yesterday we learned a bit more about finding the square roots of numbers. Mr.Hamley explained it a bit better so we could understand it a lot better.
Example: to find the square root of 72 you need to find the out the square root of 81 first. so the square root of 81 is 9....now, the perfect square before 72 is 64 and the square root of 64 is 8. to find the denominator for the numbers you must take the smaller perfect square number and subtract it from the higher perfect square number. ( 81-64=17) so the denominator is 17.
now to get the square root of 72 u count from 65 to 72..... so the numerator for 72 will be 8.
so the square root of 72 is....8 8/17
the next scribe will be.....Earl!