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In the scientific mode of the Microsoft Windows Calculator application, the square root button (sqrt) disappears.
To mathematically perform the square root function in the scientific mode, use the (x^y) button as the following example demonstrates. To calculate the square root of 144, do the following:
Mathematically, you can rewrite the square root of a number (x in the example below) in the following manner to obtain an equivalent equation:
NOTE: The equation in step 3 represents the (x^y) button; therefore, it can be used as the equivalent substitution for the (sqrt) button.
_____ 1. \/ x is equal to... 2_____ 2. \/ x^1 which is equal to... (1/2) (.5) 3. x^ or x^
Article ID: 67184 - Last Review: September 24, 2011 - Revision: 3.0