# How do you simplify the Square root of 196?

Jul 13, 2015

$\sqrt{196} = 14$ since ${14}^{2} = 14 \cdot 14 = 196$
Squaring is the opposite operation of square root.

#### Explanation:

Actually there are two solutions to ${x}^{2} = 196$:
$14$ and $- 14$.

${14}^{2} = 14 \cdot 14 = 196$ and
${\left(- 14\right)}^{2} = \left(- 14\right) \cdot \left(- 14\right) = 196$

Only the positive square root is denoted by sqrt