BUILT-IN MATHEMATICA SYMBOL

# SqrtBox

SqrtBox[x]
is a low-level box construct that represents the displayed object in notebook expressions.

## Details and OptionsDetails and Options

• Inside SqrtBox[x] can be input as .
• In a notebook a SqrtBox can be created using Ctrl+2 or Ctrl+@. Ctrl+Space moves out from under the square root sign.
• In StandardForm and InputForm, SqrtBox[x] is interpreted on input as Sqrt[x].
• The baseline of SqrtBox[x] is taken to be the baseline of x.
• If SqrtBox[x] does not fit on a single line, it is output as .
• In StandardForm, explicit SqrtBox objects are output literally. You can use DisplayForm to see the display form of such objects.

## ExamplesExamplesopen allclose all

### Basic Examples (3)Basic Examples (3)

Display a letter under a square root sign:

 Out[1]//DisplayForm=

A SqrtBox form is typically interpreted as a square root:

 Out[1]=

Mathematica represents a square root as a 1/2 power:

 Out[2]//FullForm=

The standard formatting for a 1/2-power expression uses SqrtBox:

 Out[1]//FullForm=

The formatted result looks like this:

 Out[2]=