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Entering 2D Expressions

Radicals

How to type

Hold down the Control key and type a 2 to get a radical.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified2RightModified

Type the radicand inside the placeholder (which is already selected).

Type x

Hold down the Control key and type a 5.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified5RightModified

Type the index.

Type n

Move out of the radical and down to the baseline by holding down the Control key and pressing the space bar.

Press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified

How to type

First, repeat the steps of the example for  .

Press ControlKeyLeftModified2RightModified, type x, press ControlKeyLeftModified5RightModified, type n, press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified

Now type the second radical in the same way as the first.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified2RightModified, type y, press ControlKeyLeftModified5RightModified, type n, press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified

How to type

Hold down the Control key and type a 2 to get a radical sign.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified2RightModified

Type the expression in the placeholder (which is already selected). Hold down the Control key and type a 5 to create an index.

Type x y, press ControlKeyLeftModified5RightModified

Type the index in the placeholder (which is already selected). Move out of the radical and down to the baseline by holding down the Control key and pressing the space bar.

Type n, press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified

Another way to type

Start by typing the expression that will be inside the square root.

Type x y

Select the expression. (You can select it by clicking and dragging the pointer over the expression, by holding down the Control key, and typing a period repeatedly, or by clicking the expression repeatedly.)

Select x y

Hold down the Control key and type a 2 to put a radical around the selection. Move out of the radical by holding down the Control key and pressing the space bar.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified2RightModified, press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified



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