## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

To solve this question, you find the two nearest square numbers to 34. The two numbers are 25 and 36. Since 34 is closer to 36, the nearest integer to $\sqrt 34$ is 6 since $36=6^2$. Conversely, you can plug $\sqrt 34$ into a calculator and round that answer to the nearest whole number.