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Square root of number

Excel formula: Square root of number
Generic formula 

To get the square root of a number, you can use the SQRT function. In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:


How this function works

The SQRT function is fully automatic and will return the square root of any positive number. If for some reason you need to get the square root of a negative number (i.e. treat the negative number like a positive number) you can wrap the number in the ABS function like this:


Square root with POWER function

You can get the square root with the POWER function by using 1/2 as the power argument:


Square root of number with POWER function

Square root with exponent operator

You can get the square root without any functions, using the caret (^) with 1/2 as the exponent:


Square root of number with exponent

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