In this discussion, you will explore calculating the root of a number.
Step 1: Respond to the following:
When studying roots, you most often see square roots and cube roots; only occasionally do you see the fourth or fifth root. However, it can be interesting to consider other possible roots.
To consider other possible roots, answer the questions here:
- Write a whole number, n, that is larger than 5. To keep things interesting, try to pick an n different from what your classmates have already chosen.
- Give an example of a number whose nth root (for your n above) is a whole number.
- Explain how you approached finding your example.