# SqrtBox

SqrtBox[x]

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

# Details and Options

• Inside \(\) SqrtBox[x] can be input as \@x.
• In a notebook a SqrtBox can be created using or . moves out from under the square root sign.
• The following options can be given:
•  BaseStyle {} the style to use MultilineFunction Automatic how to handle scripts so long that line-breaking may be necessary SurdForm False whether the radical represents a Surd expression
• In StandardForm and InputForm, SqrtBox[x] is by default interpreted on input as Sqrt[x].
• In StandardForm and InputForm, SqrtBox[x] is interpreted on input as Surd[x,2] if the option is set.
• 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 x^(1/2).
• In StandardForm, explicit SqrtBox objects are output literally. You can use DisplayForm to see the display form of such objects.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(3)

Display a letter under a square root sign:

A SqrtBox form is typically interpreted as a square root:

The Wolfram Language represents a square root as a 1/2 power:

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

The formatted result looks like this:

## Scope(1)

Setting changes the display and interpretation of a SqrtBox:

The box is interpreted as a Surd expression:

Note that Surd[x,2] typically typesets using RadicalBox:

## Neat Examples(1)

Nested square root boxes:

Wolfram Research (1996), SqrtBox, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SqrtBox.html (updated 2012).

#### Text

Wolfram Research (1996), SqrtBox, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SqrtBox.html (updated 2012).

#### CMS

Wolfram Language. 1996. "SqrtBox." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2012. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SqrtBox.html.

#### APA

Wolfram Language. (1996). SqrtBox. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SqrtBox.html

#### BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2024_sqrtbox, author="Wolfram Research", title="{SqrtBox}", year="2012", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SqrtBox.html}", note=[Accessed: 17-July-2024 ]}

#### BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2024_sqrtbox, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={SqrtBox}, year={2012}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/SqrtBox.html}, note=[Accessed: 17-July-2024 ]}