Identify which of the arrows
represents the position of root 90.
So the first thing we need to think
about is what does root 90 mean? Well, root 90 means that there is a
number I’m gonna call 𝑛. And this number if you square it is
gonna be equal to 90. Well, how could we determine what
this number is going to be or at least where this number will lie on our number
line? Well, what we can do to help us is
list our square numbers.
So what we’re gonna think about is
the first 10 square numbers. So we got one squared, which is
one, two squared is four, three squared is nine, four squared is 16, then 25, 36,
49, 64, 81, and finally, 10 squared is equal to 100. So why have I stopped at 10 squared
or 100? Well, we stopped there because 100
is greater than 90. And we’re interested in the square
root of 90. So what number squared gives us
Well, first of all, if we take a
look at a, we can see that a is between three and four. So therefore, if we square three
and four, we get nine or 16. So Therefore, we’d expect the
number within the square root to be between nine and 16. Well, 90 clearly isn’t because it’s
much bigger than these values. So therefore, we can rule out
a. Well, next, we can move on to
b. Well, b is between five and
six. Well, that means if we square five
and square six, we get 25 and 36, respectively. Well, 90 is not between these two
values. So we can rule out b.
So then, if we look at between
seven and eight, which is c, we’ve got 49 and 64 because seven squared is 49 and
eight squared is 64. Again, 90 is not between these two
values. So we can rule out c. So therefore, we’re gonna expect
that d is the correct answer. Well, d is between nine and 10. And if we check this out, well,
nine squared is 81 and 10 squared is 100. Well, 90 is between 81 and 100. So therefore, we can say that root
90 is gonna be between nine and 10.
So therefore, we can say that the
correct arrow that represents the position of root 90 is gonna be arrow d.