# What is the square root of 96

The short answer is $$\sqrt{ 96 } = 9.7979589711327$$.

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 96.

## 96 is not a perfect square

Let's look at some math

$$\LARGE \sqrt{ 96 } = 9.7979589711327$$

Note that $$9.7979589711327$$ is not a whole number, therefore 96 is not a perfect square.

The next perfect square greater than 96 is 100. The previous perfect square less than 96 is 81.

## Square root of 96 as an exponent

Any square root can be converted to a number with a fractional exponent. In the case of 96 the following two values are equal.

$$\LARGE \sqrt{ 96 } = 96^{^1/_2}$$

## Square root of 96 as a fraction

Since 96 is not a perfect square, sometimes we might want to get a fractional estimate of the square root value. In the case of 96 that value is $$\Large 9 \frac{75}{94}$$.

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