Square Root Excel Calculation


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In this tutorial, you will learn all about the use of square root excel calculation. This is one of the calculation operations we sometimes need in our numeric data processing.

Generally, there are three methods to write the square root formula in excel, manually and using POWER also SQRT formulas. They will be explained deeper in the next parts of this tutorial.


Why do We Need to Learn How to Write Excel Square Root Function?


In processing numeric data on a spreadsheet file, sometimes we need to calculate the square root of a number. This is usually needed when we do statistical analysis or arithmetic operations. If we don’t know how to calculate it fast, the calculation process can be very troublesome to do.

The case example where this calculation is needed at work is probably when we assess company vendors for procurement. In the assessment, of course, we need to give a final score for each vendor. This is so we can determine which vendor is the best in the procurement process. For the determination of the final scores, there might be square root operations that need to be done.

If we calculate the final scores in a spreadsheet, then, of course, we need to know how to do the calculation. If we don’t know, we must calculate it ourselves and it will make the process much slower and not too accurate.

Because of that, it is important we process numeric data in excel with the understanding of the square root excel calculation. If you often process this kind of data, then you should learn how to do the calculation. Especially if you haven’t understood how to do it at all.


What is the Square Root Excel Calculation?


Square root excel calculation is a function to look for the origin of the square of a number. It is an important thing to understand when you need to process numeric data more optimally.


How to Write Square Root in Excel Formula?


The following will explain how to write square root excel calculation. Like mentioned before, there are three methods to do it, manually, using POWER, and using SQRT. Each of them gives the same result so you can choose whichever you prefer when you process your calculation.


Method 1: Manual (^ Sign)

  1. Type equal sign ( = ) in the cell where you want to put the calculation result

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 1-1

  2. Input number or cell coordinate where the number that you want to process is. Then, type an arrow up sign ( ^ ) and an open bracket sign

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 1-2

  3. Type 1 as the opposite sign from power then type a slash sign ( / )

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 1-3

  4. Type 2

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 1-4

  5. Type close bracket sign

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 1-5

  6. Press Enter
  7. The process is done!

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 1-7



Method 2: POWER


  1. Type equal sign ( = ) in the cell where you want to put the calculation result

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 2-1

  2. Type POWER (can be with large and small letters) and open bracket sign after =

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 2-2

  3. Input number or cell coordinate where the number that you want to process is, after the open bracket sign. Then, type a comma sign ( , )

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 2-3

  4. Type 1 as the opposite sign from power then type slash sign ( / )

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 2-4

  5. Type 2

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 2-5

  6. Type close bracket sign

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 2-6

  7. Press Enter
  8. The process is done!

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 2-8



Method 3: SQRT


  1. Type equal sign ( = ) in the cell where you want to put the calculation result

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 3-1

  2. Type SQRT (can be with large and small letters) and open bracket sign after =

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 3-2

  3. Input number or cell coordinate where the number that you want to process is, after the open bracket sign

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 3-3

  4. Type close bracket sign

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 3-4

  5. Press Enter
  6. The process is done!

    Root Excel - Screenshot of Step 3-6



Exercise


After you have learned the three methods to write square root excel formula, now let’s do an exercise. This is done so you can deepen your understanding of using the methods.

Download the exercise file and answer all the questions. Download the answer key file if you have done the exercise and want to check your answers. Or probably when you are confused about how to answer the questions.

Link to the exercise file:
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Questions

Answer in the appropriate gray-colored cells!
  1. What is the result of the three methods implementation on the first number?
  2. What is the result of the three methods implementation on the second number?
  3. What is the result of the three methods implementation on the third number? Round the results to two decimal digits! (Learn how to round numbers by visiting the link in the additional notes section if you haven’t understood how!)

Link to the answer key file:
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Additional Notes





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