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Typing Radicals

Typing

To get a radical, press the Control key and the 2 key at the same time.
Press Ctrl+2 or Ctrl+@.
Click for copyable input
Type the radicand inside the placeholder (which is already selected).
Type x.
Click for copyable input
Press the Control key and the 5 key at the same time.
Press Ctrl+5 or Ctrl+%.
Click for copyable input
Type the index.
Type n.
Click for copyable input
Get out of the radical and down to the baseline by pressing the Control key and the Space bar at the same time.
Press Ctrl+Space.
Click for copyable input

Typing

To get a radical, press the Control key and the 2 key at the same time.
Press Ctrl+2 or Ctrl+@.
Click for copyable input
Type the radicand inside the placeholder (which is already selected).
Type x.
Click for copyable input
Press the Control key and the 5 key at the same time.
Press Ctrl+5 or Ctrl+%.
Click for copyable input
Type the index.
Type n.
Click for copyable input
Get out of the radical and down to the baseline by pressing the Control key and the Space bar at the same time.
Press Ctrl+Space.
Click for copyable input
Type the second radical in the same way as the first.
Press Ctrl+@, type y, press Ctrl+%, type n, and press Ctrl+Space.
Click for copyable input

Typing

To get a radical, press the Control key and the 2 key at the same time.
Press Ctrl+2 or Ctrl+@.
Click for copyable input
Type the expression in the placeholder (which is already selected).
Type x y.
Click for copyable input
Press the Control key and the % key at the same time to create an index.
Press Ctrl+%.
Click for copyable input
Type the index in the placeholder (which is already selected).
Type n.
Click for copyable input
Get out of the radical and down to the baseline by pressing the Control key and the Space bar at the same time.
Press Ctrl+Space.
Click for copyable input