Author: Oscar Cronquist Article last updated on May 05, 2022

The SQRT function calculates the positive square root.

Formula in cell C3:

=SQRT(B3)

Excel Function Syntax

SQRT(number)

Arguments

number Required. The positive numerical value for which you want the square root.

Comments

Use the ABS function to remove the sign if a number is negative.

=SQRT(ABS(-5))

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