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For a mathematical function, a root is a set of arguments for which the function assumes the value of zero.

Root is a high school-level concept that would be first encountered in an algebra course. It is listed in the California State Standards for Grade 7.

Classroom Articles on Algebra (Up to High School Level)

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  • Quadratic Formula
  • Geometric Mean
  • Subset
  • Infinity
  • Union
  • Quadratic Equation