Complete the following statement. Use the integers that are closest to the number in the middle.

 

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Firstly, ignore the negative sign. Find the perfect squares that are just below and just above 23. The perfect square just below 23 is 16:

The perfect square just above 23 is 25:

lies between and , so lies between 4 and 5.

Finally, include the negative signs.

(Remember that, large numbers with negative sign are less than smaller numbers with negative sign).
Therefore,

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM