The square root of 48 is 6.93. The square root can be expressed by the formula x times x equals y, where x is the square root of y. Plugging in 48, the formula is expressed as 6.93 times 6.93 equals 48.
Sometimes the square root function can be simplified by factoring out the square root of a whole number. For 48, this simplification results in the square root of three times the square root of 16. Further simplification results in the formula four times the square root of three. The square root can be determined through the function on a graphing calculator.