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Radicand

The number under the (radical) symbol. That is, a number which is having its square root taken (or cube root, 4th root, 5th root, nth root, etc.). For example, 3 is the radicand in .

 

 

See also

Argument of a function, extraneous solution

 


  this page updated 28-jul-14
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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