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Square Root of 196

The square root of 196 is the number, which multiplied by itself 2 times, is 196. In other words, this number to the power of 2 equals 196.

Besides the real values of

along with an explanation, on this page you can also find what the elements of the square root of 196 are called.

In addition to the terminology, we have a calculator you don’t want to miss:



²√196 = ±14
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Second Root of 196

In this section we provide you with important additional information about the topic of this post:

The term can be written as ²√196 or 196^1/2.

As the index 2 is even and 196 is greater than 0, 196 has two real square roots:

²√196, which is positive and called principal square root of 196, and -²√196 which is negative.

Together, they are denominated as

Although the principal square root of one hundred ninety-six is only one of the two square roots, the term “square root of 196” usually refers to the positive number, that is the principal square root.

If you want to know how to find the value of this root, then read our article Square Root located in the header menu.

There, we also discuss the properties for index n = 2 by means of examples: multiplication, division, exponentiation etc.

Next, we have a look at the inverse function.

Inverse of Square Root of 196

Extracting the square root is the inverse operation of ^2:

In the following paragraph, we are going to name the elements of this √.

What is the Square Root of 196?

You already have the answer to that question, and you also know about the inverse operation of 196 square root.

Keep reading to learn what the parts are called.

  • ²√196 is the square root of 196 symbol
  • 2 is the index
  • 196 = radicand; the radicand is the number below the radical sign
  • Square root = ±14
  • √ is called radical symbol or radical only

Second root of 196 = ±14

As a sidenote: All values on this page have been rounded to ten decimal places.

Now you really know all about ²√196, including its values, parts and the inverse.

If you need to extract the 2nd root of any other real number use our calculator above.

Simply insert the number of which you want to find the square root (e.g. 196); the calculation is done automatically.

If you like our information about ²√196, then a similar square root you may be interested in is, for example: square root of 198.

In the following table you can find the n-th root of 196 for n = 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.


The aim of this table is to provide you with an overview of the nth roots of 196.

2196Square Root of 196²√196±14
3196Cube Root of 196³√1965.8087857336
4196Forth Root of 196⁴√196±3.7416573868
5196Fifth Root of 196⁵√1962.873764756
6196Sixth Root of 196⁶√196±2.4101422642
7196Seventh Root of 196⁷√1962.1255197908
8196Eight Root of 196⁸√196±1.9343364203
9196Nineth Root of 196⁹√1961.7976085251
10196Tenth Root of 196¹⁰√196±1.6952182031

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Square Root of One Hundred Ninety-Six

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To sum up, the square roots of 196 are ±14; the positive real value is the principal.

Finding the second root of the number 196 is the inverse operation of rising the ²√196 to the power of 2. That is to say, (±14)2 = 196.

Further information about the root of a number like ²√196 can be found on our page n-th Root.

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– Article written by Mark, last updated on November 26th, 2023