# Square root of number

=SQRT(number)

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

=SQRT(B5)

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:

=POWER(A1,1/2)

### Square root with exponent operator

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

=A1^(1/2)

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