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What is the square root of 80? How to find the square root of 80?

Written by Prerit Jain

Updated on: 12 Aug 2023

What is the square root of 80? How to find the square root of 80?

What is the square root of 80? How to find the square root of 80?

The square root of 80 is 8.944. The square root is mentioned with a symbol √. The square root of  80 is denoted using √80  or 801/2. In the radical form, the square root of 80 is represented as 4√5.

The square root of a number is determined when a quantity of a number is produced when multiplied by itself or a factor of a number when multiplied by itself gives the original number. 

In simple terms when a value is multiplied by itself it gives the original number. For a better understanding. The number 9 when multiplied by itself (9× 9) = 81. The square root for  (√81) is 9.

Different ways of writing Square Root 

Square root of 80 = √80±4√5
The square root of 80 in decimal form,
√80=  8.944
The square root of 80 in exponent form, 
801/2= 8.944

The calculation for the square root of 80

To find the square root of any number first the given number is usually checked to determine whether they are a perfect square number or not. The square root of the number is found using the long division method.

For the numbers with a perfect square, it is easy to find the square roots and it is a bit tough for non-square values. Numbers like 4,9, 16,25, etc., are perfect squares. Numbers that end with 2,3,7,18 and 80 are not perfect square numbers.

80 is not a rational number or a perfect square number. Prime factorization cannot be used to find the square root of 80. Hence, the long division method is used to find the square root of  80.

Methods to find the square root

There are three methods to find the square root of a number

  • Prime factorization method
  • Long division method
  • Repeated subtraction
    These methods described above do not apply to finding the square root of any number.  

Prime factorization method

To find the square root of a number using the prime factorization method first knows the prime factors of the numbers. Let us take n as a prime number, by grouping their squares we get n2 now multiplying them we get the square root of the number. 

  • Step 1: Find the prime factor for the given number
    80 = 2×2×2×2×2×5
  • Step 2: Pair the prime factors.
    80 = 2×25
  • Step 3: Multiply the factors
    √80 = 4√5
    The √5 = 2.236
    √80 = 4×2.236
    √80 = 8.944
    Thus,
    In the radical form, the square root of 80 is written as √80 = 4√5
    In the decimal form, the square root of 80 is written as √80 = 8.944.

Long division method

Long division is one of the easiest methods to find the square root of any number. It was the preferred method to be used for the non-perfect square numbers. Find the integer that can divide the number and proceed with the long division. 

Steps to find the square root of 80:

  • Step 1: Find the smallest integer that can divide the number. 
  • Step 2: Keep following the long division using divisor and dividend. 
  • Step 3: When the particular number of satisfaction is reached the quotient is the square root of the number.  

Find the square root of 80

  • Step 1: Find the smallest integer that can divide the number. 80 is not a perfect root number and 8 is the nearest number that can divide it. 
  • Step 2: Keep following the long division using divisor and dividend. 


Long division method for the square root of 80

  • Step 3: When the particular number of satisfaction is reached the quotient is the square root of the number. Hence, the √ 80 = 8.944

Solved Examples

Example 1: Find the square root of 4 using the repeated subtraction method
Solution:
4 – 1 = 3
3 – 3 = 0
Here, the value zero is obtained in the second step.
Hence, the √4 = 2
Example 2: what is the square root of 80 using the long division method?
Solution:


The √ 80 = 8.944

Example 3: What is the square root of 80 using repeated division
Solution:

  1. 80 – 1 = 79
  2. 79 – 3 = 76
  3. 76 – 5 = 71
  4. 71 – 7 = 64
  5. 64 – 9 = 55
  6. 55 – 11 = 44
  7. 44 – 13 = 31
  8. 31 -15 = 16
  9. 16 – 17 = -1

The last step in continuous subtraction must be zero, not an integer or a negative value. The square root of 80 cannot be found using repeated subtraction methods. 

Example 4: What is an irrational number?
Solution:
A number is said to be an irrational number if it cannot be expressed in the form of a ratio or fractions. 
Example: √2, √3, √5 or √80

Example 5: Solve √16×√80
Solution:
The √80 = 8.944
√16 = 4
√16×√80 = 4× 8.944
√16×√80 = 35.7

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is the √80

 The √80 = 8.994

Which method is used to find the 80?

The standard method that is used to find the square root of any number is the long division method.

How to write the square root of 80 in exponential form? 

(80)1/2 or 800.5 is the exponential way to write 80.

How to write the square root of 80 in radical form?

In the radical form, the square root of 80 is written as 80 = 45

Can I find the square root of 80 using other methods?

Apart from the long division method, prime factorization and repeated subtraction are two methods that are used to find the square root of the number. Repeated subtraction is not applicable to irrational numbers. 

Is 80 Is it an irrational number?

Yes, 80 is an irrational number since the number is not equal to zero. The square root of 80 cannot be expressed in ratios or fractions. 

What are the methods to find the square root of a number?

There are three methods to find the square root of a number
Prime factorization method
Long division method
Repeated subtraction

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