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The **square root of 16** is the number, which multiplied by itself 2 times, is 16. In other words, this number to the power of 2 equals 16.

Besides the real values of

along with an explanation, on this page you can also find what the elements of the square root of 16 are called.

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**²√16 = ±4**

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## Second Root of 16

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

The term can be written as ²√16 or 16^1/2.

As the index 2 is even and 16 is greater than 0, 16 has two real square roots:

²√16, which is positive and called principal square root of 16, and -²√16 which is negative.

Together, they are denominated as

Although the principal square root of sixteen is only one of the two square roots, the term “square root of 16” 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 16

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 16?

You already have the answer to that question, and you also know about the inverse operation of 16 square root.

Keep reading to learn what the parts are called.

- ²√16 is the square root of 16 symbol
- 2 is the index
- 16 = radicand; the radicand is the number below the radical sign
- Square root = ±4
- √ is called radical symbol or radical only

**Second root of 16 = ±4**

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

Now you really know all about ²√16, 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. 16); the calculation is done automatically.

If you like our information about ²√16, then a similar square root you may be interested in is, for example: square root of 18.

In the following table you can find the n-th root of 16 for n = 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.

## Table

The aim of this table is to provide you with an overview of the nth roots of 16.

Index | Radicand | Root | Symbol | Value |
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2 | 16 | Square Root of 16 | ²√16 | ±4 |

3 | 16 | Cube Root of 16 | ³√16 | 2.5198420998 |

4 | 16 | Forth Root of 16 | ⁴√16 | ±2 |

5 | 16 | Fifth Root of 16 | ⁵√16 | 1.7411011266 |

6 | 16 | Sixth Root of 16 | ⁶√16 | ±1.587401052 |

7 | 16 | Seventh Root of 16 | ⁷√16 | 1.4859942891 |

8 | 16 | Eight Root of 16 | ⁸√16 | ±1.4142135624 |

9 | 16 | Nineth Root of 16 | ⁹√16 | 1.3607900002 |

10 | 16 | Tenth Root of 16 | ¹⁰√16 | ±1.3195079108 |

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## Square Root of Sixteen

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## Summary

To sum up, the square roots of 16 are ±4; the positive real value is the principal.

Finding the second root of the number 16 is the inverse operation of rising the ²√16 to the power of 2. That is to say, (±4)^{2} = 16.

Further information about the root of a number like ²√16 can be found on our page n-th Root.

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