# What is the square root of 290

The short answer is $$\sqrt{ 290 } = 17.029386365926$$.

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 290.

## 290 is not a perfect square

Let's look at some math

$$\LARGE \sqrt{ 290 } = 17.029386365926$$

Note that $$17.029386365926$$ is not a whole number, therefore 290 is not a perfect square.

The next perfect square greater than 290 is 324. The previous perfect square less than 290 is 289.

## Square root of 290 as an exponent

Any square root can be converted to a number with a fractional exponent. In the case of 290 the following two values are equal.

$$\LARGE \sqrt{ 290 } = 290^{^1/_2}$$

## Square root of 290 as a fraction

Since 290 is not a perfect square, sometimes we might want to get a fractional estimate of the square root value. In the case of 290 that value is $$\Large 17 \frac{1}{34}$$.

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