What is the square root of 159

The short answer is \( \sqrt{ 159 } = 12.609520212918 \).

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 159.

159 is not a perfect square

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$$ \LARGE \sqrt{ 159 } = 12.609520212918 $$

Note that \(12.609520212918\) is not a whole number, therefore 159 is not a perfect square.

The next perfect square greater than 159 is 169. The previous perfect square less than 159 is 144.

Square root of 159 as an exponent

Any square root can be converted to a number with a fractional exponent. In the case of 159 the following two values are equal.

$$ \LARGE \sqrt{ 159 } = 159^{^1/_2} $$

Square root of 159 as a fraction

Since 159 is not a perfect square, sometimes we might want to get a fractional estimate of the square root value. In the case of 159 that value is \(\Large 12 \frac{25}{41}\).

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