Squares and Square Roots - Class 8 : Notes
Square number:
If any natural number m can be expressed as n^{2}, where n is also a natural number, then m is known as a square number.
The square numbers are also called as perfect squares.
Example: Let m = 36.
Now, 36 can be expressed as 6^{2}, where 6 is a natural number. Therefore, 36 is a square number.
Square numbers of some natural numbers:
Number |
Square | Number | Square |
1 |
1 Ã— 1 = 1 |
11 |
11 Ã— 11 = 121 |
2 | 2 Ã— 2 = 4 | 12 |
12 Ã— 12 = 144 |
3 |
3 Ã— 3 = 9 |
13 |
13 Ã— 13 =169 |
4 | 4 Ã— 4 = 16 | 14 |
14 Ã—1 4 = 196 |
5 |
5 Ã— 5 = 25 |
15 |
15 Ã— 15 = 225 |
6 | 6 Ã— 6 = 36 | 16 |
16 Ã— 16 = 256 |
7 |
7 Ã— 7 = 49 |
17 |
17 Ã— 17 = 289 |
8 | 8 Ã— 8 = 64 | 18 |
18 Ã— 18 = 324 |
9 |
9 Ã— 9 = 81 |
19 |
19 Ã—1 9 = 361 |
10 | 10 Ã— 10 = 100 | 20 |
20 Ã— 20 = 400 |
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Properties of Square Numbers:
1. The unitâ€™s place of square numbers can be 0, 1, 4, 5, 6 or 9.
No square number can end with 2, 3, 7 or 8.
2. If a number have 1 or 9 in its unitâ€™s place, then square of that number will end with 1.
Example:
Number |
Square |
1 |
1 |
9 |
81 |
11 |
121 |
19 |
361 |
21 |
441 |
â€¦ |
â€¦ |
3. If a number have 4 or 6 in its unitâ€™s place, then square of that number will end with 6.
Example:
Number |
Square |
4 |
16 |
16 |
36 |
14 |
196 |
16 |
256 |
24 |
576 |
â€¦ |
â€¦ |
Example:
Number |
Square |
10 |
100 |
20 |
400 |
80 |
6400 |
700 |
490000 |
900 |
810000 |
â€¦ |
â€¦ |
5. On combining two consecutive triangular numbers we get a square number.
Example:6. There are 2n non-perfect square numbers between the squares of the numbers n and (n+1).
Example: Between 3^{2} = 9 and 4^{2} = 16, there lies 6 numbers which are 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.
7. If the number is a square number, then it has to be the sum of successive odd numbers starting from 1.
Example: For 3^{2} = 9, the sum of successive odd numbers from 1 will be 1+3+5 = 9.
Note: If a natural number cannot be expressed as a sum of successive odd natural numbers starting with 1, then it is not a perfect square.
8. Square number can be summation of two consecutive natural numbers.
Example: 5^{2 }= 25 = 12 + 13; 7^{2} = 49 = 24 + 25, etc.
9. Product of two consecutive even or odd natural numbers.
Example: 11 Ã— 13 = (12-1) Ã— (12+1) = 12^{2} â€“ 1; Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 13 Ã— 15 = (14-1) Ã— (14+1) = 14^{2} â€“ 1
So, in general (a+1) Ã— (a-1) = a^{2} â€“ 1.
10. Some interesting patterns in square numbers
(i)
1^{2} = Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1
11^{2} =Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1
111^{2} =Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 3Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1
1111^{2} = Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 3Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 3Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1
(ii)
7^{2} = 49
67^{2} = 4489
667^{2} = 444889
6667^{2} = 44448889
Some Examples based on Square Numbers:
Example 1: Find the unit digit of the square of the following numbers:
(a) Â Â Â Â Â 26837 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) Â Â Â Â Â 456
Solution:Â We know that, the unit digit of any square number will end with the square of the unit digit of the given number.
(a) The unit digit of 26837 is 7. Now, square of 7 is 49.
Hence, the unit digit of 26837 will be 9.
(b) The unit digit of 456 is 6. Now, square of 6 is 36.
Hence, the unit digit of 456 will be 6.
Example 2: Find the quantity of number which can lie between square of 34 and 35.
Solution:Â We know that, 2n numbers lie between n and (n+1).
Hence, between square of 34 and 35 there will 2 x 34 = 68 numbers.
Example 3: Find without adding the sum of 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 9 + 11 + 13 + 15 + 17 + 19 + 21 + 23.
Solution:Â We know that, the sum of first n odd numbers is n^{2}.
Hence, 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 9 + 11 + 13 + 15 + 17 + 19 + 21 + 23 = 12^{2} = 144.
Finding the Square of a Number:
1. A number can be divided into two parts, such that the square of those numbers are known.
Thus, x^{2} = (a +b)^{2}, where (a + b) = x and values of square of a & b are known.
Example: 25^{2} = (20 + 5)^{ 2 }Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â = 20^{2} + 20 x 5 + 5 x 20 + 5^{2 }Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â = 400 + 100 +100 + 25 = 625.
2. For numbers ending with 5, follow (a5)^{ 2} = a x (a+1) x 100 + 25
Example: 35^{2} = 3 x (3+1) x 100 +25 = 1225
3. Pythagorean triplets
If sum of two square numbers results into a square number, then all these three numbers form a Pythagorean triplet.
Example 1: 3^{2} + 4^{2} = 9 + 16 = 25 = 5^{2}, so 3, 4 and 5 is known as Pythagorean Triplet.
In general, for any natural number m > 1, we have (2m) ^{2} + (m^{2} â€“ 1)^{2} = (m^{2} + 1)^{2}. So, 2m, m^{2} â€“ 1 and m^{2} + 1 forms a Pythagorean triplet.
Example 2: Write a Pythagorean triplet having 18 as one its member.
Solution:Â Letâ€™s take m^{2} + 1 = 18 i.e. m^{2}Â = 17. Thus, value of m will not be an integer.
Taking m^{2} - 1 = 18 i.e. m^{2}Â = 19. Thus, again value of m will not be an integer.
Now, let 2m = 18 i.e. m = 9.
Hence, m^{2} â€“ 1 = 81 â€“ 1 = 80 and m^{2} + 1 = 81 + 1 = 82.
Thus, the Pythagorean triplet is 18, 80 and 82.
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Finding the Square Root of a Number:
Square root is the inverse operation of squaring.Â The positive square root of a number is denoted by the symbol âˆš.
Example: âˆš9 = 3. It cannot be -3.
1. Repeated subtraction:
In this method, given square number is subtracted from successive odd natural numbers starting from 1 until result of subtraction does not become 0.
Example 1: Find âˆš16.
Solution:
(1) 16 â€“ 1 =15 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (2) 15 â€“ 3 = 12 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (3) 12 â€“ 5 = 7 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (4) 7 â€“ 7 = 0
We can see the result is zero at the fourth step. Thus, âˆš16 = 4.
Example 2: Find square root of 169 using repeated subtraction.
Solution:
(1) 169 â€“ 1 =168 Â Â Â Â Â (2) 168 â€“ 3 = 165 Â Â Â Â Â (3) 165 â€“ 5 = 160 Â Â Â Â Â (4) 160 â€“ 7 = 153
(5) 153 â€“ 9 =144 Â Â Â Â Â (6) 144 â€“ 11 = 133 Â Â Â Â (7) 133 â€“ 13 = 120 Â Â Â Â (8) 120 â€“ 15 = 105
(9) 105 â€“ 17 =88 Â Â Â Â Â (10) 88 â€“ 19 = 69 Â Â Â Â Â (11) 69 â€“ 21 = 48 Â Â Â Â Â (12) 48 â€“ 23 = 25
(13) 25 â€“ 25 =0
We can see the result is zero at the thirteenth step. Thus, âˆš169 = 13.
2. Prime Factorization
Let us understand this method by an example.
Example: Find âˆš324 using prime factorization.
Solution: The prime factors of 324 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3.
Note: The prime factors of any square number exist in pair.
Now, to find square root from these prime factors, re-write a number once per pair i.e. 2 x 3 x 3 as for this example.
The answer of (2 x 3 x 3 = 18) will be the result of âˆš324.
Thus, âˆš324 = 18.
3. Division Method
Follow the steps given below to understand this method:
Step 1: Place a bar over every pair of digits starting from the digit at oneâ€™s place. If the number of digits in it is odd, then the left-most single digit too will have a bar.
Step 2: Find the largest number whose square is less than or equal to the number under the extreme left bar. Take this number as the divisor and the quotient with the number under the extreme left bar as the dividend. Divide and get the remainder.
Step 3: Bring down the number under the next bar to the right of the remainder.
Step 4: Double the divisor and enter it with a blank on its right.
Step 5: Guess a largest possible digit to fill the blank which will also become the new digit in the quotient, such that when the new divisor is multiplied to the new quotient the product is less than or equal to the dividend.
Step 6: Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 until remainder does not become 0.
Example 1: Find âˆš729 using division method.
Solution:Thus, âˆš729 = 27.
Example 2: Find âˆš1024 using division method.
Solution:Thus, âˆš1024 = 32.
Finding Square Roots of Decimals:
Follow the steps given below to understand this method:
Step 1: To find the square root of a decimal number we put bars on the integral part of the number in the usual manner. And place bars on the decimal part on every pair of digits beginning with the first decimal place. Proceed as done in the above method.
Step 2:Â Find the largest number whose square is less than or equal to the number under the extreme left bar. Take this number as the divisor and the number under the left-most bar as the dividend. Divide and get the remainder.
Step 3: Write the number under the next bar to the right of this remainder.
Step 4: Double the divisor and enter it with a blank on its right.
Step 5: Guess a largest possible digit to fill the blank which will also become the new digit in the quotient, such that when the new divisor is multiplied to the new quotient the product is less than or equal to the dividend. Divide and get the remainder.
Step 6: Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 until remainder does not become 0.
Example 1: Find âˆš7.29 using division method.
Solution:Thus, âˆš7.29 = 2.7
Example 2: Find âˆš31.36 using division method.
Solution:Thus, âˆš31.36 = 5.6
Estimating Square Root:
Approximation is the only way to find the estimated square root of a number.
Example: To find the estimate square root of 250.
Solution: We know that, 250 lies between 100 and 400 i.e. 100 < 250 < 400.
Now, âˆš100 = 10 and âˆš400 = 20. So, 10 < 250 < 20.
We can further approximate the numbers as we know that 15^{2} = 225 and 16^{2} = 256.
Thus, we can approximate square root of 250 as 16 as it is more nearer.
Some Examples based on Square Root of Numbers:
Example 1: Find the possible unit digit of following sqaure numbers:
(a) Â Â Â 998001 Â Â Â Â Â Â (b) Â Â Â 15129
Solution:
(a) We know that, if any square number ends with 1 then the unit digit of its square root can be 1 or 9.
(b) We know that, if any square number ends with 9 then the unit digit of its square root can be 3 or 7.
Example 2: Find the smallest number by which 768 be multiplied to obtain a perfect square number. Also, find the square root of that number.
Solution:Â The prime factors of 768 are 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3.
On forming groups, we have 768 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3.
We can see that, pair of 3 is missing. Hence, on multiplying 768 by 3 we will get a perfect square number.
Thus, 768 x 3 = 2304 is a perfect square.
Now, âˆš2304 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 = 48.
Example 3: Find the smallest number by which 2800 be divided to obtain a perfect square number. Also, find the square root of that number.
Solution:Â The prime factors of 2800 are 2, 2, 2, 2, 5, 5, 7.
On forming groups, we have 2800 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 5 x 7.
We can see that, pair of 7 is missing. Hence, on dividing 2800 by 7 we will get a perfect square number.
Thus, 2800 / 7 = 400 is a perfect square.
Now, âˆš400 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 5 = 2 x 2 x 5 = 20.
Example 4: Find the smallest square number which is divisible by each of the numbers 8, 15 and 20.
Solution:Â The LCM of 8, 15 and 20 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 =120.
Now, 120 is not a perfect square as 2, 3 and 5 have missing pairs.
Hence, 120 must be multiplied by 2, 3 and 5 i.e. 30 to get the perfect square.
Thus, the required square number = 120 x 30 = 3600.
Example 5: Find the smallest number which must be subtracted from 3250 to obtain a perfect square number. Also, find the square root of that number.
Solution:Â Using division method, we have,Here, remainder is 1.
Thus, we must subtract 1 from 3250 to get perfect square number.
Therefore, required square number = 3250 â€“ 1 = 3249.
And, âˆš3249 = 57.
Example 6: Find the smallest number which must be added to 1825 to obtain a perfect square number. Also, find the square root of that number.
Solution:Â Using division method, we have,Here, remainder is 61 which means square of 42 is less than 1825.
The next number after 42 is 43 whose square is 1849.
So, number to be added to 1825 = 43^{2} â€“ 1826 = 1849 - 1826 = 24.
Thus, we must add 24 to 1825 to get perfect square number.
Therefore, required square number = 1825 + 24= 1849.
And, âˆš1849 = 43.
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