# What is the square root of 438

The short answer is $$\sqrt{ 438 } = 20.928449536456$$.

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 438.

## 438 is not a perfect square

Let's look at some math

$$\LARGE \sqrt{ 438 } = 20.928449536456$$

Note that $$20.928449536456$$ is not a whole number, therefore 438 is not a perfect square.

The next perfect square greater than 438 is 441. The previous perfect square less than 438 is 400.

## Square root of 438 as an exponent

Any square root can be converted to a number with a fractional exponent. In the case of 438 the following two values are equal.

$$\LARGE \sqrt{ 438 } = 438^{^1/_2}$$

## Square root of 438 as a fraction

Since 438 is not a perfect square, sometimes we might want to get a fractional estimate of the square root value. In the case of 438 that value is $$\Large 20 \frac{13}{14}$$.

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