In the same way that division is the opposite of multiplication, taking the square root of a number is the opposite of squaring it. Square roots, along with other radicals, follow similar rules to exponents. For example, The Product Property of Square Roots is one of many properties helpful in Simplifying Radical Expressions. The square root isn’t just another operation; it is a tool. Upon completion of this pathway, you will be able to use square roots in the Distance Formula to measure the length between points on the coordinate plane.