#### nanaseailie

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how do you do root ?

[MATH]/squareroot 2 [/MATH]

[MATH]/squareroot 2 [/MATH]

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how do you do root ?

[MATH]/squareroot 2 [/MATH]

[MATH]/squareroot 2 [/MATH]

You start with pushing the calculator button in the scroll bar, the one between the flag icon and the x squared icon.how do you do root ?

[MATH]/squareroot 2 [/MATH]

That gives you the tags to invoke Latex.

To get a square root, you type between the tags \sqrt{121} = 11. That results in

[MATH]\sqrt{121} = 11.[/MATH]

To get a higher root, you type between the tags \sqrt[5]{32} = 2. That results in

[MATH]\sqrt[5]{32} = 2.[/MATH]

The simplest way to learn Latex is to use the reply button on posts that contain LaTeX and look at the code.

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\sqrt{2} is the code for the symbolic square root two \(\displaystyle \sqrt2\)how do you do root ?

[MATH]/squareroot 2 [/MATH]

\sqrt[5]{21} is the code for the symbolic fifth root twenty one \(\displaystyle \sqrt[5]{21}\)

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thx mmm4444bot, I tried the wiki list but couldnt find the square root symbol.this thread; also included is a link to a wiki page that lists math symbols. If you have any other LaTeX questions, you may add them to this thread or start a new thread on the Administrative Issues board. Cheers

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but your google and other suggestions helped me

Thanks a bunch

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this is a good website, easy and user friendly.

it is helpful for me and hopefully to others as well.

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Thanks for posting the link. I'm surprised that \sqrt{} and \sqrt[]{} are not predefined in the TeX package (or, perhaps, their omission from the wiki list was an oversight). I've added your link to the LaTeX notice, along with Dan's.… a good website, easy and user friendly …