Estimate Powers and Roots
Estimate the powers and roots of the given positive numbers.
\( 1 \)
\( 2 \)
\( 3 \)
\( 4 \)
\( 5 \)
\( 6 \)
\( 7 \)
\( 8 \)
\( 9 \)
\( 10 \)
\( 11 \)
\( 12 \)
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Did you know that there is a quick way of squaring a two digit number which ends in .5?
Just multiply the first digit by that digit plus one then add a 0.25 to the result.
For example What is 8.5 squared?
8 x 9 + 0.25 = 72.25.
Here are some other tips and tricks from the Mathforum website:
You may also want to use a calculator to check your working. See Calculator Workout skill 6.
This video is from Khan Academy.
You may also want to use a calculator to check your working. See Calculator Workout skill 5.
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