# How do you find a perfect square close to 26?

Jul 4, 2015

Go through the perfect squares until you get one that is greater than 26. So $26$ will be between two perfect squares. Choose the closer one.

#### Explanation:

A perfect square is the square of a whole number, so go through the squares is onder:

${1}^{2} = 1$
${2}^{2} = 2$
${3}^{2} = 9$
${4}^{2} = 16$
${5}^{2} = 25$
${6}^{2} = 36$

$26$ is between $25$ and $36$. It is closer to $25$.