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Radicals

How to type

To get a radical, press the Control key and the 2 key (or the @ key) at the same time.

Press 2 or @

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

Type x

Press the Control and 5 key (or the % key) at the same time.

Press 5 or %

Type the index.

Type n

Get out of the radical and down to the baseline by pressing the Control key and the Space bar at the same time.

Press

How to type

First, repeat the steps of the example for .

Press @, type x, press%, type n, press

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

Press @, type y, press%, type n, press

How to type

Press Control-@ to get a radical sign.

Press @

Type the expression in the placeholder (which is already selected). Press Control-% to create an index.

Type x y, press

Type the index in the placeholder (which is already selected). Get out of the radical and down to the baseline by pressing Control-Space.

Type n, press

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 by dragging, by pressing Control-Dot repeatedly, or by clicking the expression repeatedly.)

Select x y

Press Control-@ to put a radical around the selection. Get out of the radical by pressing Control-Space.

Press @, press