Question by  melissa6705 (12)

If I want to type a square root in a document, where is the special character?


Answer by  Sting1 (686)

It's really simple. Hold down the shift key on your keyboard, then type 2 5 1 on the numeric keypad, then release the shift key. That will create the square root symbol √.


Answer by  PowerIsMe (844)

First, the document type should support Unicode characters. Assuming it does, go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map. Choose a font (Times New Roman). click on "Advanced view" at the bottom of the windows if its not already ticked. Then in the box at the end, "Search for:", type "square root" and press enter. Then click select and copy.


Answer by  esteban (1334)

If you are using Microsoft Word, you can go to "INSERT" -> "OBJECT" -> "Microsoft Equation". From the equation editor, you can type almost any mathematical symbol you might need. Once you finish your mathematical symbols, click on the document to continue work. The square root will be an embedded object. You can double click on it to edit it.


Answer by  gigo (1706)

There is no fix character for the square root like with * or + because you never know how long the expression will be which comes under the root. Something like that you can do with latex, mathlab or scilab. With a standard office program like word or write you have to paint a polygone.

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