# What is the square root of 988

The short answer is $$\sqrt{ 988 } = 31.432467291003$$.

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 988.

## 988 is not a perfect square

Let's look at some math

$$\LARGE \sqrt{ 988 } = 31.432467291003$$

Note that $$31.432467291003$$ is not a whole number, therefore 988 is not a perfect square.

The next perfect square greater than 988 is 1024. The previous perfect square less than 988 is 961.

## Square root of 988 as an exponent

Any square root can be converted to a number with a fractional exponent. In the case of 988 the following two values are equal.

$$\LARGE \sqrt{ 988 } = 988^{^1/_2}$$

## Square root of 988 as a fraction

Since 988 is not a perfect square, sometimes we might want to get a fractional estimate of the square root value. In the case of 988 that value is $$\Large 31 \frac{16}{37}$$.

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