The quantity under the square root symbol or radical symbol is called as Radicand.

Examples of Radicand

: Here the radicand is 5.
: Here the radicand is 5.

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Solved Example on Radicand

Ques: Which of the following radicands is multiplied on both the numerator and the denominator of to rationalize the denominator?.

Choices:

A.
B.
C.
D. 10
Correct Answer: D

Solution:

Step 1: [Original equation.]
Step 2:10 is the radicand that is to be multiplied on both the numerator and the denominator. [The number in the root symbol is called the radicand.]
Step 3: [Multiply both the numerator and the denominator with the radicand 10 so that the denominator is rationalized.]
Step 4:
Step 5: So, the radicand 10 is multiplied on both the numerator and the denominator of the expression to rationalize the denominator.