# Documentation/Calc Functions/SQRT

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## Function name:

SQRT

## Category:

Mathematical

## Summary:

Calculates the positive square root of a non-negative real number.

## Syntax:

SQRT(**Number**)

## Returns:

Returns a non-negative real number that is the positive square root of the given number.

## Arguments:

**Number** is a non-negative real number, or a reference to a cell containing that number, whose square root is to be taken.

- If
**Number**is non-numeric, then SQRT reports a #VALUE! error. - If
**Number**is negative, then SQRT reports an invalid argument error (Err:502).

## Additional details:

The figure below illustrates the SQRT function.

## Examples:

Formula | Description | Returns |
---|---|---|

=SQRT(16) | Here the function returns the positive square root of 16. | 4 |

=SQRT(D1) where cell D1 contains the number 36.78. | Here the function returns the positive square root of 36.78. | 6.06465168002252 |

## Related LibreOffice functions:

## ODF standard:

## Equivalent Excel functions:

SQRT