What is the square root of 144

The short answer is \( \sqrt{ 144 } = 12 \).

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 144.

144 is a perfect square

Let's look at some math.

$$ \LARGE \sqrt{ 144 } = 12 $$

The important part is to the right of the equals sign. Since the square root of 144 is a whole number, that means that 144 is a perfect square. The square root of 144 is 12, which is a whole number.

The next perfect square greater than 144 is 169. The previous perfect square less than 144 is 121.

Square root of 144 as an exponent

Any square root can be converted to a number with a fractional exponent. In the case of 144 the following two values are equal.

$$ \LARGE \sqrt{ 144 } = 144^{^1/_2} $$

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