What is the square root of 142

The short answer is \( \sqrt{ 142 } = 11.916375287813 \).

If that's all you're looking for, thanks for coming by. But if you're interested in the hows and whys behind square roots, continue reading and we'll tell you all about the square root of 142.

142 is not a perfect square

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$$ \LARGE \sqrt{ 142 } = 11.916375287813 $$

Note that \(11.916375287813\) is not a whole number, therefore 142 is not a perfect square.

The next perfect square greater than 142 is 144. The previous perfect square less than 142 is 121.

Square root of 142 as an exponent

Any square root can be converted to a number with a fractional exponent. In the case of 142 the following two values are equal.

$$ \LARGE \sqrt{ 142 } = 142^{^1/_2} $$

Square root of 142 as a fraction

Since 142 is not a perfect square, sometimes we might want to get a fractional estimate of the square root value. In the case of 142 that value is \(\Large 11 \frac{11}{12}\).

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