My textbook doesn't explain square roots well. Can someone help me understand? Example 1 is the square root of 9

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  • A square root is doing the opposite of squaring. Squaring is multiplying a number by itself. Square rooting is trying to figure out what number squares into the number you have currently.
    For your Example 1, the square root of 9 is 3.
    3 x 3 = 9.
    Some better examples are:
    4 x 4 = 16.
    4 is the square root of 16, and 16 is the square of 4.