Square Root

# How to find the square root of 13? What is the square root of 13?

Written by Prerit Jain

Updated on: 12 Aug 2023

### How to find the square root of 13? What is the square root of 13?

The square root of 13 is 3.6055. The square root of a number is determined when a quantity of a number is produced when multiplied by itself or a factor of a number when multiplied by itself gives the original number.

The square root is mentioned with a symbol √. The square root of  13 is denoted using √13  or 131/2. In the radical form, the square root of 13 is represented as √13.

In simple terms when a value is multiplied by itself it gives the original number. For a better understanding. The number 20 when multiplied by itself
(20×20) = 400. The square root for  (√400) is 20.

## Different ways of Writing Square Root

The square root of 13 = √13
The square root of 13 in decimal form,
√13=  3.6055
The square root of 13 in exponent form,
(13)1/2= 3.6055

## The calculation for the square root of 13

To find the square root of any number first the given number is usually checked to determine whether they are a perfect square number or not. The square root of the number is found using the long division method.

For the numbers with a perfect square, it is easy to find the square roots and it is a bit tough for non-square values. Numbers like 4,9, 16,25, etc., are perfect squares. Numbers such as  2,3,7,18 and 80 are not perfect square numbers.
13 is not a rational number or a perfect square number.

Prime factorization cannot be used to find the square root of 13. Hence, the long division method is used to find the square root of  13.

## Methods to find the square root

There are three methods to find the square root of a number

• Prime factorization method
• Long division method
• Repeated subtraction

These methods described above do not apply to finding the square root of any number.

### Prime factorization method

To find the square root of a number using the prime factorization method first knows the prime factors of the numbers. Let us take n as a prime number, by grouping their squares we get n2 now multiplying them we get the square root of the number.

• The square root of 13 cannot be found using the prime factorization method.
• The prime factors of 13 = 1×13.
• The number cannot be simplified further.
Hence, the √13 can be determined using a long division method.

### Long division method

Long division is one of the easiest methods to find the square root of any number. It was the preferred method to be used for the non-perfect square numbers. Find the integer that can divide the number and proceed with the long division.

Steps to find the square root of 13:

• Step 1: Find the smallest integer that can divide the number.
• Step 2: Keep following the long division using divisor and dividend.
• Step 3: When the particular number of satisfaction is reached the quotient is the square root of the number.

## Find the square root of 13

• Step 1: Find the smallest integer that can divide the number. 13 is not a perfect root number and 3 is the nearest number that can divide it.
• Step 2: Keep following the long division using divisor and dividend.
• Step 3: When the particular number of satisfaction is reached the quotient is the square root of the number.
• Hence, the √13 = 3.605

## Solved Examples

Example 1: Find the square root of 13 using the repeated subtraction method
Solution:
13 – 1 = 12
12 – 3 = 9
9-5=4
4-7=-3
The value in the last step should be zero.
Here, the end value is a negative zero.
Hence, the √13 cannot be found using repeated subtraction methods.

Example 2: What is the square root of 13 using the long division method?
Solution:

The √13 = 3.605

Example 3: Find the square root of 13 using the prime factorization method.
Solution:

• The square root of 13 cannot be found using the prime factorization method.
• The prime factors of 13 = 1×13.
• The number cannot be simplified further.
• Hence, the √13 can be determined using a long division method.

Example 4: What is an irrational number?
Solution:
A number is said to be an irrational number if it cannot be expressed in the form of a ratio or fractions.
Example: √2, √3, √5 or √13

Example 5: Solve 13√4
Solution:
√4 = 2
13√4 = 13×2
13√4 = 26

## FAQs on the square root of 13

The 13 = 3.605

### Which method is used to find the √13?

The standard method that is used to find the square root of any number is the long division method.

### How to write the square root of 13 in exponential form?

131/2 or 130.5 is the exponential way to write 13.

### How to write the square root of 13 in radical form?

The radical form of writing square root is 13.

### Can I find the square root of 13 using other methods?

Apart from the long division method, prime factorization and repeated subtraction are two methods that are used to find the square root of the number. Repeated subtraction or prime factorization is not applicable to irrational numbers.

### Is √13 Is it an irrational number?

Yes, 13 is an irrational number since the number is not equal to zero. The square root of 13 cannot be expressed in ratios or fractions.

### What are the methods to find the square root of a number?

There are three methods to find the square root of a number
Prime factorization method
Long division method
Repeated subtraction

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