# What is the square root of -2?

I need to prove my math teacher wrong

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active| newest | oldestP.S. sorry about the mini rant

In retrospect, it was a stupid thing to do, and I wish we'd learned more math.

If you really want to "be right", learn some more math, instead of parroting things you've picked up on internet forums. Sure as hell, if you tried it on with me in a maths class, I would ask you for a detailed explanation of your analysis.

Steve

You need to use complex or imaginary number sets to take a - SqrRt .

i.this is because there is no number which you can square to get a negative number, it will always be positive.i.-2 = -1 x 2

so (root) -2 = (root) (-1 x 2),

which is (root) 2

i(ibeing (root) -1L