Square roots are kind of like the opposite of exponents. But why are they called square roots? Well, square roots are called that because they are the opposite of exponents. Exponents have two things - squared and cubed. When you say you have squared 2, you mean 2*2. When you say you cubed two, you mean 2*2*2.

So that means that roots work the opposite way - they divide by the number. Like, say that you want to find the square root of 16. Whatever times itself equals to 16 is its square roots and that's why square

So that means that roots work the opposite way - they divide by the number. Like, say that you want to find the square root of 16. Whatever times itself equals to 16 is its square roots and that's why square