# Can -5 be the square root of 25?

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Yes

#### Explanation:

Hence 5 is the square root of 25.

*a* square root of

When we say *the* square root of a positive number, we usually mean the positive square root, also known as the principal square root.

#### Explanation:

Any non-zero number has exactly

Actually in a technical sense

If

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In terms of polar representation, this boils down to choosing whether you prefer to use angles in the range