In this article, you will learn to use the square root function in Excel in two simple steps.
The “=SQRT(number)” formula in Excel calculates the square root of the selected number. For example, if you want to find the square root of the number 16, you can use the formula "=SQRT(16)", which will return the value 4.
The SQRT formula can be used in many different scenarios in Excel, such as when you need to calculate the standard deviation of a data set or when you need to find the length of the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle. Additionally, the SQRT formula can be used in combination with other functions in Excel to perform more complex calculations.
Step 1: Click on the cell where you want to calculate the value
Step 2: Type “=SQRT” -> click the formula name in the formula prompt -> select the cell which contains the number -> press “Enter” key
For example: 4 is the value in cell A5. To calculate the square root of 4, you will use “=SQRT(A5)” as shown in the image below.
Note: If the numeric value input is less than zero, the formula returns #NUM! error value.
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Learn how to do this step-by-step in the video below 👇