# Square Root of 1604

In this article we're going to calculate the square root of 1604 and explore what the square root is and answer some of the common questions you might. We'll also look at the different methods for calculating the square root of 1604 (both with and without a computer/calculator).

## Square Root of 1604 Definition

In mathematical form we can show the square root of 1604 using the radical sign, like this: √1604. This is usually referred to as the square root of 1604 in radical form.

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So what is the square root? In this case, the square root of 1604 is the quantity (which we will call q) that when multiplied by itself, will equal 1604.

√1604 = q × q = q2

## Is 1604 a Perfect Square?

In math, we refer to 1604 being a perfect square if the square root of 1604 is a whole number.

In this case, as we will see in the calculations below, we can see that 1604 is not a perfect square.

To find out more about perfect squares, you can read about them and look at a list of 1000 of them in our What is a Perfect Square? article.

## Is The Square Root of 1604 Rational or Irrational?

A common question is to ask whether the square root of 1604 is rational or irrational. Rational numbers can be written as a fraction and irrational numbers cannot.

A quick way to check this is to see if 1604 is a perfect square. If it is, then it is a rational number. If it's not a perfect square then it's an irrational number.

We already know if 1604 is a perfect square so we also can see that √1604 is an irrational number.

## Can the Square Root of 1604 Be Simplified?

1604 can be simplified only if you can make 1604 inside the radical symbol smaller. This is a process that is called simplifying the surd. In this example, the square root of 1604 can be simplified.

√1604 = 2√401.

## How to Calculate The Square Root of 1604 with a Calculator

If you have a calculator then the simplest way to calculate the square root of 1604 is to use that calculator. On most calculators you can do this by typing in 1604 and then pressing the √x key. You should get the following result:

√1604 ≈ 40.05

## How to Calculate the Square Root of 1604 with a Computer

On a computer you can also calculate the square root of 1604 using Excel, Numbers, or Google Sheets and the SQRT function, like so:

SQRT(1604) ≈ 40.049968789002

## What is the Square Root of 1604 Rounded?

Sometimes you might need to round the square root of 1604 down to a certain number of decimal places. Here are the solutions to that, if needed.

10th: √1604 ≈ 40

100th: √1604 ≈ 40.05

1000th: √1604 ≈ 40.05

## What is the Square Root of 1604 as a Fraction?

We covered earlier in this article that only a rational number can be written as a fraction, and irrational numbers cannot.

Like we said above, since the square root of 1604 is an irrational number, we cannot make it into an exact fraction. However, we can make it into an approximate fraction using the square root of 1604 rounded to the nearest hundredth.

√1604

≈ 40/1

≈ 4005/100

≈ 40 0.62499999999994/12.5

## What is the Square Root of 1604 Written with an Exponent?

All square root calculations can be converted to a number (called the base) with a fractional exponent. Let's see how to do that with the square root of 1604:

√b = b½

√1604 = 1604½

## How to Find the Square Root of 1604 Using Long Division

Finally, we can use the long division method to calculate the square root of 1604. This is very useful for long division test problems and was how mathematicians would calculate the square root of a number before calculators and computers were invented.

### Step 1

Set up 1604 in pairs of two digits from right to left and attach one set of 00 because we want one decimal:

16
04
00

### Step 2

Starting with the first set: the largest perfect square less than or equal to 16 is 16, and the square root of 16 is 4 . Therefore, put 4 on top and 16 at the bottom like this:

 4 16 04 00 16

### Step 3

Calculate 16 minus 16 and put the difference below. Then move down the next set of numbers.

 4 16 04 00 16 0 04

### Step 4

Double the number in green on top: 4 × 2 = 8. Then, use 8 and the bottom number to make this problem:

8? × ? ≤ 4

The question marks are "blank" and the same "blank". With trial and error, we found the largest number "blank" can be is 0. Replace the question marks in the problem with 0 to get:

80 × 0 = 0

Now, enter 0 on top, and 0 at the bottom:

 4 0 16 04 00 16 0 04 0

### Step 5

Calculate 4 minus 0 and put the difference below. Then move down the next set of numbers.

 4 0 16 04 00 16 0 04 0 0 4 00

### Step 6

Double the number in green on top: 40 × 2 = 80. Then, use 80 and the bottom number to make this problem:

80? × ? ≤ 400

The question marks are "blank" and the same "blank". With trial and error, we found the largest number "blank" can be is 0.

Now, enter 0 on top:

 4 0 0 16 04 00 16 0 04 0 0 4 00

That's it! The answer shown at the top in green. The square root of 1604 with one digit decimal accuracy is 40. Notice that the last two steps actually repeat the previous two. To add decimal places to your answe you can simply add more sets of 00 and repeat the last two steps.