Here we will define, analyze, simplify, and calculate the square root of 64. We start off with the definition and then answer some common questions about the square root of 64. Then, we will show you different ways of calculating the square root of 64 with and without a computer or calculator. We have a lot of information to share, so let's get started!

**Square root of 64 definition**

The square root of 64 in mathematical form is written with the radical sign like this √64. We call this the square root of 64 in radical form. The square root of 64 is a quantity (q) that when multiplied by itself will equal 64.

√64 = q × q = q

^{2}

**Is 64 a perfect square?**

64 is a perfect square if the square root of 64 equals a whole number. As we have calculated further down on this page, the square root of 64 is a whole number.

64 is a perfect square.

**Is the square root of 64 rational or irrational?**

The square root of 64 is a rational number if 64 is a perfect square. It is an irrational number if it is not a perfect square. Since 64 is a perfect square, it is rational number. This means that the answer to "the square root of 64?" will have no decimals.

√64 is a rational number

**Can the square root of 64 be simplified?**

A square root of a perfect square can be simplified because the square root of a perfect square will equal a whole number:

√64 = 8

**How to calculate the square root of 64 with a calculator**

The easiest and most boring way to calculate the square root of 64 is to use your calculator! Simply type in 64 followed by √x to get the answer. We did that with our calculator and got the following answer:

√64 = 8

**How to calculate the square root of 64 with a computer**

If you are using a computer that has Excel or Numbers, then you can enter SQRT(64) in a cell to get the square root of 64. Below is the result we got:

SQRT(64) = 8

**What is the square root of 64 written with an exponent?**

All square roots can be converted to a number (base) with a fractional exponent. The square root of 64 is no exception. Here is the rule and the answer to "the square root of 64 converted to a base with an exponent?":

√b = b

^{½}

√64 = 64

^{½}

**How to find the square root of 64 by long division method**

Here we will show you how to calculate the square root of 64 using the long division method. This is the lost art of how they calculated the square root of 64 by hand before modern technology was invented.

**Step 1)**

Set up 64 in pairs of two digits from right to left:

64 |

**Step 2)**

Starting with the first set: the largest perfect square less than or equal to 64 is 64, and the square root of 64 is 8. Therefore, put 8 on top and 64 at the bottom like this:

8 | ||||

64 | ||||

64 | ||||

The difference between the bottom two numbers is zero, therefore, you are done! The answer is the green number on top. Once again, the square root of 64 is 8.

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**Notes**

Remember that negative times negative equals positive. Thus, the square root of 64 does not only have the positive answer that we have explained above, but also the negative counterpart.

We often refer to perfect square roots on this page. You may want to use the list of perfect squares for reference.

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