# What is the square root of 638

The short answer is $$\sqrt{ 638 } = 25.25866188063$$.

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 638.

## 638 is not a perfect square

Let's look at some math

$$\LARGE \sqrt{ 638 } = 25.25866188063$$

Note that $$25.25866188063$$ is not a whole number, therefore 638 is not a perfect square.

The next perfect square greater than 638 is 676. The previous perfect square less than 638 is 625.

## Square root of 638 as an exponent

Any square root can be converted to a number with a fractional exponent. In the case of 638 the following two values are equal.

$$\LARGE \sqrt{ 638 } = 638^{^1/_2}$$

## Square root of 638 as a fraction

Since 638 is not a perfect square, sometimes we might want to get a fractional estimate of the square root value. In the case of 638 that value is $$\Large 25 \frac{15}{58}$$.

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