# How to Find a Square Root with SQRT Function in Google Sheets

In this article, you will learn how to use the SQRT formula in Google Sheets. This formula helps you find a square root of a number easily and quickly.

## How to use the SQRT function in Google Sheets

1. Type “=SQRT(” or go to “Insert””Function””Math””SQRT”.
2. Input a number, a cell, a range of cells, or a formula, for the total of which you want to find a square root.

The generic formula is as follows:

``=SQRT(value)``

Let’s see some examples in the screenshot below. The Examples (i) show what SQRT formulas look like if they contain a number manually input. In Examples (ii), you can see formulas including single-cell references. You can understand how to incorporate a formula(s) and/or a combination of cell references in the SQRT function in Example (iii). We recommend you use cell references shown in Examples (ii) and (iii) because

## How do you put a negative square root in Google Sheets?

You can get a negative square root by multiplying -1 by a result of the SQRT function. For example, if you want to find a negative square root of 25, the formula could be “=-1*SQRT(25)”.

## How do I square a number in Google Sheets?

Check this article to learn how to use the POWER formula in Google Sheets, where you see not only how to square a number but also how to compute X to the power of N by using a formula: How to Use POWER Function in Google Sheets

Learn how to do this step-by-step in the video below 👇

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