If you’re working in Google Docs and need to make a square root symbol in your file, you may be confused about the steps to do this.

This is a pretty simple thing once you learn how it is done.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to insert a square root symbol in Google Docs.

## Square Root Symbol In Google Docs

To insert the square root symbol in your file we need to use the insert equation feature in Google Docs.

Here are the steps to do this:

1. Open your Google Doc and click in the file wherever you want the square root symbol to appear

2. In the top menu select Insert>Equation

3. In the top left select New equation>Math operations

4. From here select the square root symbol. You can either select the square root symbol or the nth square root symbol

5. After you have selected it, the square root symbol will appear in your file

6. You can add a number to the symbol by typing your desired number. From here you can copy and paste the symbol into additional places if desired

There is also a keyboard shortcut for the square root symbol.

To use the keyboard shortcut you still have to select Insert>Equation and then select the new equation button.

Inside the blue equation box, you type “\sqrt” and then press the spacebar on your keyboard.

From here you will see the square root symbol and you can enter a number if desired.

## Closing Thoughts

There are a couple of ways to get the square root symbol in your file, but all of the ways use the equation feature.

Try using both methods of just selecting the symbol or using the keyboard shortcut to get the symbol into your file. They both are pretty easy to learn.

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