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Sandra plans on building a squarepool in her backyard. She wants the pool to have an area of169 square feet. She is trying to calculate the side of the pool.To calculate the side of a square-shaped object, we have to find the square root of the given area.Square root of 169 is the number which when multipliedby itself gives the product as 169. In this lesson, we will calculate the square root of 169 by long division method and solve a few interesting problems.

**Square Root of 169**: 13**Square of 169:**28,561

1. | What Is the Square Root of 169? |

2. | IsSquare Root of 169 Rational or Irrational? |

3. | How to Find the Square Root of 169? |

4. | FAQs on Square Root of 169 |

5. | Important Notes on Square Root of 169 |

6. | Challenging Questions |

## What Is the Square Root of 169?

- The square root of a number is the number that when multiplied to itself gives the original number as the product.
- 169 = a ×a = a
^{2} - Thus, a =√169 = √(13 ×13)
- 13 × 13 = 169 or -13 ×-13 = 169
- Thus the square root of 169 is +13 or -13.
- This shows that 169 is a perfect square.

## Is the Square Root of 169 Rational orIrrational?

- A rational number is defined as anumber that can be expressed in the form of a quotient or division of two integers,i.e. p/q, where q is not equal to 0.
- 13 and -13 can be expressed as 13/1 and -13/1
- Both numbers can be represented in the form of a rational number.
- Hence, the square root of 169 is a rational number.

## How to Find the Square Root of 169?

The square root of 169 can be calculatedusing different methodssuch as prime factorization or the long division method or the repeated subtraction method.

### Square Root of 169 by Repeated Subtraction Method

Start from 169 and keep subtracting the successive odd numbers till we obtain zero. The total numbers we subtract is the square root of 169.

- 169 - 1 = 168
- 168 - 3 = 165
- 165 - 5 = 160
- 160 - 7 = 153
- 153 - 9 = 144
- 144 -11 = 133
- 133 -13 = 120
- 120 -15 = 105
- 105 - 17 =88
- 88 - 19 = 69
- 69 - 21 = 48
- 48 - 23 =25
- 25 - 25 = 0

Thus starting from 169, we have subtracted 13 times to obtain 0. Thus, the square root of 169 is 13.

### Square Root of 169 by Long Division Method

- Write 169. Take the number in pairs from the right. 69 is chosen as a pair and one stands alone.
- Now divide 1 with a number such that number× numbergives 1 or a number lesser than that.
- Obtain 1 as the quotient and 0 as the remainder.
- Bring down 69for division.
- Multiply the quotient obtained in the previous step with 2. Now 1× 2 = 2;20 is written in the divisor's place.
- Find a number which can be added to 20 and this sum can be multiplied by that numbersuch that the product is 69 or lesser than that.
- We find that 3 is the number. 20 + 3 = 23 and 23 ×3 gives 69.
- Now our quotient is 13 and the remainder is 0.

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**Important Notes**

- The square root of 169is expressed as √169 in the radical form and as 169
^{½}in exponential form. - The square root of a number is both negative and positive for the same numerical value, i.e., the square root of 169 is +13 or -13.
- The square root of only perfect squares can be calculated easily using the prime factorization method or repeated subtraction method.169 is a perfect square.

**Challenging Questions**

- Thomas is replacingthe shutters on a square windowof area 16.9 square inches. How high will the shutters be?
- In a class, each of the students contributed as many dollars as the totalnumber of students. If the total collection was $16900, how many students were there in the class?

## Square Root of 169 Solved Examples

**Example 1:**A new squareplayground is being built on an area of 676square yards. The ground will be divided into four equal sections. What will be the length of each side of thesection?**Solution:**The total area of the park= 676 square yards

Total sections of the park = 4

Area of each section of the park = Total area of the park

**÷**Number of sections676

**÷**4 = 169 square yardsWe know thateach side of the square = √169

Thus, the length of each side of the section=13yards

**Example 2 :**Shane has a square blanket that has an area of 256 square inches.The blanket has an embroidered border of a certain width. The interior area of the blanket is 169 square inches. Can you calculate the width of the embroidery of the blanket?**Solution:**We know that length of each side of the blanket = √ 256 = 16inches

Length of the interior of the blanket= √169= 13 inches

Thus, width of the embroidery = 16- 13 = 3inches

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## FAQs on Square Root of 169

### What is the square root of 169?

The square root of 169 is +13 or -13.

### Why is the square root of 169 negative 13?

169 = - 13 x -13. Thus, the square root of 169 can be negative 13.

### Is 169 an irrational number?

No, 169 is a rational number. It can be expressed as 169/1

### Between which two numbers does the square root of 169 lie?

The square root of 169 lies between 12 and 14.

### What are the methods to find the square root of 169?

We can find the square root of 169 using these methods: prime factorization method, long division method, or repeated subtraction method.

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