How to calculate the square root of a number with Win10 calculator?

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  1. lukehh

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    I'm really going nuts...
    I want to calculate the square root (3rd root) of a number....lets say 27. The result obvisually is 3. But how to type it into the Windows 10 calculator? See the picture below. Thats how I did...but the result is wrong!
    Of cause I also pressed the = at the end! :)

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    You mixed up x and y in typing! 27 [that math sign] 3 = 3

    And btw, that's not the square root. Square root of 27 = 5,1961524227066318805823390245176. :winker:
     
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  4. Talmi

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    Yep it's the other way around.
     
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  5. Talmi

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    Indeed 3 is the square root of 9.
     
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  6. lukehh

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    Boah...Yes you are right! I'm such an idiot! But the square root is the 3rd root...5,19 is the "root" of 27....or isnt there the simple word "root" in english? Or what is the name for the 3rd root? Is it "cubic root"? But if so why is the short word "sqrt3" then?
    So for german speakers:
    Wenn ich diesen Webrechner nehme:

    https://web2.0rechner.de/

    und da über die 3. Wurzel von x gehe, erscheint ein Hover un da steht "Kubikwurzel"....Ich meine die 2. Wurzel ist doch einfach die Wurzel also "root" in Englisch...was ist denn die 3. Wurzel?

    Allerdings steht bei der Taste für die normale Wurzel auch sqrt bei 3. Wurzel steht sqrt3...also scheint das beides ne "Square root" zu sein. Ach was weiß ich? :rofl:
     
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    In English: square root is the second root, third is the, err, third. [​IMG]

    In German: square root heißt Quadratwurzel, was Du gesucht hast ist die dritte Wurzel, das wird im Deutschen auch genau so unterschieden, man sagt halt meistens nur "Wurzel", wenn man die Quadratwurzel meint.

    Übrigens bin ich beim ersten Mal auch in die Falle mit der umgekehrten Schreibweise in dem Rechner getappt (ist bei Win7 auch so).
     
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  8. lukehh

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    Da bin ich ja froh, dass ich nicht der Einzige bin! :rofl:
    Also heißt das alles "sqrt" im Englischen...selbst die 33 Wurzel wird ja im Taschenrechner mit sqrt bezeichnet eben mit ner 33 also sgrt(100000, 33)...zumindest in dem Rechner den ich verlinkt hatte.

    @Olymoon PLZ close this thread as fast as you can! Its already embarrassing enough for me! :deep_facepalm::knock:
     
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    The calculator is indeed one of the many examples of how MS changed stuff for worse in recent OS versions :dunno:
     
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    Jepp, das steht im Prinzip 33ste Quadratwurzel.
     
  11. lukehh

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    I really needed about 10 minutes to find out you have to press the "2nd" button to swap to the second site of mathematic symbols! :woot:
     
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    The second page is only for the smartest amongst us and so is the function of that botton and therefore for sure not for me... :rofl:
     
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    "Is it "cubic root"?"

    I always called it the cubed root.
     
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  14. Sylenth.Will.Fall

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    Click on the windows calculator and select (View/ scientific) you want X (and small raised 3) for cubed

    Apologies (I'm using win7)


    For win 10 you need the menu button top left of the calc. and choose scientific!


    x and small raised 3
     
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    I studied standard deviation at school, but i would never in a million years define myself as 'smart' :P .. I am always dressed smartly though..
     
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    Ich bin Gwurtzel!!!

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    Wir sind Gwurtzel.
     
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    The OP changed the order of the calculation. Many calculators will give the same result.
    Another way that works even on simpler calculators is to divide and then use exponentiation. No need for taking roots. In this example we need the third root. That's 1/3 = 0.(3333333333333). So, y^0.(33333333333333333) gives the third root of any number "y".
     
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  20. lukehh

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    When you look at the picture in my first post you can see, I was clever enough to do so! "Wissenschaftlich" is "Scientific" in german. And on Win 10 there's no x and small raised 3 but as you can see a x and small raised y :winker:
     
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    Genau genommen schon, nämlich direkt links daneben, :winker: aber das wäre dann x hoch drei und nicht dritte Wurzel aus x.

    Bei Win7 gibt's allerdings dritte Wrzel von x als extra Zeichen. Ist halt das bessere OS. :rofl:
     
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