In the tag-wiki and tag-exceprt for the following is mentioned:

For questions about "square roots", "cube roots", and such, consider using the (arithmetic) tag.

The tag indeed mention radicals as one of its uses, this is how the tag-excerpt looks at the moment:

Questions on basic arithmetic, e.g. addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, powers, radicals, etc.

But now there also exists a tags name . (The tag-wiki is empty at the moment.) So this seems as a better candidate for questions about square roots, cube roots etc. Or would it be a better solution to get rid of the tag and merge it into ?

  • $\begingroup$ Personally, when I see the question where radicals seem to be relevant, I usually add both (arithmetic) and (radicals). (Since both tag exist, I do use them. Of course, if most users will say that some of these two tags is not needed, I will follow community consensus.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Dec 12 '13 at 12:22
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    $\begingroup$ Two questions stood out to me in the radicals tag: math.stackexchange.com/questions/530766/… and math.stackexchange.com/questions/473223/radical-of-pullback They probably need to be retagged if we are going to do any systematic treatment of that tag and its contents. $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Dec 12 '13 at 13:26
  • $\begingroup$ Didn't we discuss the radicals tag on meta before? I have a feeling that I already made some jokes about free radicals of right ideals. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Dec 12 '13 at 15:15
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila Your joke is here. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Dec 12 '13 at 15:31
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, thanks. More and more radicals... [insert a relevant joke here] LOL. :-) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Dec 12 '13 at 15:45
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila You were right there already was a question about this tag, I have forgotten about it :-( About a new (radicals) tag $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Dec 12 '13 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ I forgot about that as well! :-) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Dec 12 '13 at 15:53

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