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based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
 MATHEMATICA TUTORIAL

# Typing Square Roots

## Typing

To get a square root sign, press the Control key and the 2 key at the same time.
Press Ctrl+2 or Ctrl+@.
Type inside the placeholder (which is already selected).
Type .
Press the Control key and the Space bar at the same time to get out of the square root.
Press Ctrl+Space.

## Typing

To get a square root sign, press the Control key and the 2 key at the same time.
Press Ctrl+2 or Ctrl+@.
Type inside the placeholder (which is already selected).
Type .
Press the Control key and the Space bar at the same time to get out of the square root.
Press Ctrl+Space.
Type the second square root in the same way as the first.
Press Ctrl+@, type , and press Ctrl+Space.

## Typing

To get a square root sign, press the Control key and the 2 key at the same time.
Press Ctrl+2 or Ctrl+@.
Type inside the placeholder (which is already selected).
Type .
Press the Control key and the Space bar at the same time to get out of the square root.
Press Ctrl+Space.

## Another Way of Typing

Start by typing the expression that will be inside the square root.
Type .
Select the expression. (You can select by dragging, by pressing Ctrl+. repeatedly, or by clicking the expression repeatedly.)
Select .
Press the Control key and the @ key at the same time to put a square root around the selection.
Press Ctrl+@.
Get out of the square root by pressing the Control key and the Space bar at the same time.
Press Ctrl+Space.