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perfect square

noun, Mathematics
1.
a rational number that is equal to the square of another rational number.
2.
a polynomial that is the square of another polynomial.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • The second number is a four-digit number which is a perfect square.
  • Therefore, the solution may be irrational if the number you take the square root of is not a perfect square.
  • Do this by finding the nearest perfect square and taking its square root.
  • Including two portions owned by the school district, the shape of the land happens to be a perfect square.

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