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5th Root Calculator

What is a fifth root?

The fifth root of a number is the number that would have to be multiplied by itself 5 times to get the original number.
For example, the fifth root of 243 is 3 as 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 is 243.
The fifth root of 1,024 is 4, as 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 is 1,024.

How to calculate fifth root

Even for perfect fifth root numbers, fifth root can be difficult to calculate by hand.
The most basic techniques involve trial and error.
Example:
Find the fifth root of 32,768
1) Try a number – 5 : 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 = 3,125 (too low)
2) Try another number that is more than 5 – 6 : 6 x 6 x 6 x 6 x 6 = 7,776(too low)
3) Try a number that is more than 6 – 10 – 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 = 100,000 (too high)
4) Try a number in between 6 and 10 – 8 – 8 x 8 x 8 x 8 x 8 = 32,768 (answer)
A fifth root can also be calculated as the same number to the exponent 1/5.
5√number = number1/5

Table – Fifth Root (5√) of 1 – 100

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