Squares 01 – Basics

# Squares 01 – Basics

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• Square of a Number

– Square of Negative Numbers

• Summary
• What’s Next?

In this segment, we will learn what the Square of a number is.

## What is the Square of a number?

If a number m can be expressed as ?2, then m is a Square number. That is, m is the square of n.

For example, 25 = 52.Therefore 25 is the square of 5.

In 52, 5 is the base and 2 is the exponent. It is read as ‘5 raised to 2’ or ‘5 squared’.

What is the square of a negative number?

A square of a number is always non-negative.

For example, (−7)2 = −7 × −7 = 49

## Summary

 Square Number A number m expressed as ?2 Always non-negative

What’s next?

In the next segment of Class 8 Maths, we will learn how to find the square of a number.

## Related content

 Properties of Square Numbers Adding triangular numbers Adding odd numbers Numbers between square numbers Sum of consecutive natural numbers Product of two consecutive odd or even natural numbers Some more patterns in square numbers

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