Google Sheets

SQRT: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use SQRT in Google Sheets?

SQRT is a mathematical function that calculates the square root of a number. It can be used in Google Sheets to calculate the square root of a number, or to find the positive square root of a number.

What is the syntax of SQRT in Google Sheets?

The syntax of SQRT in Google Sheets is as follows:

=SQRT(number)

Where "number" is the number you want to find the square root of.

What is an example of how to use SQRT in Google Sheets?

The SQRT function in Google Sheets calculates the square root of a number. For example, the following formula returns the square root of 9:

=SQRT(9)

This function can be used to calculate the square root of a number in any cell in a Google Sheet.

When should you not use SQRT in Google Sheets?

There are a few instances when you should not use SQRT in Google Sheets. When you are working with negative numbers, SQRT will return a negative result. Additionally, when you are working with decimals, SQRT will round the decimal up or down to the nearest whole number. This can lead to inaccurate results if you are trying to calculate a decimal value to a certain level of precision. Finally, if you are working with large numbers, SQRT may take some time to calculate the result. In these cases, you may want to use the ROUND or CEILING functions to get a more accurate result.

What are some similar formulae to SQRT in Google Sheets?

The Google Sheets equivalent to the SQRT function is the SQRT2 function. The SQRT2 function takes a number as an input and returns the square root of that number. The Google Sheets SQRT function is the same as the Excel SQRT function. The SQRT function takes a number as an input and returns the square root of that number.

Move beyond 

Google Sheets

Get started with Causal today.
Build models effortlessly, connect them directly to your data, and share them with interactive dashboards and beautiful visuals.