# How do I "square" a formula

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This is the excel formula which includes to square the equation and then multiply (last 2 functions). This is an invalid operation in Smartsheet (^)... how can I make this work?

=IF(ISBLANK([Operator Height]@row), "", IF([Operator Height]@row = 0, 0, IF([Operator Repeat]@row = 0, 0, [Operator Height]@row / [32/64]@row / [Operator Repeat]@row) ^ 2 * 246744))

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You may need to just do the function X function by typing it out twice instead of using ^2.

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Yes. You will need to do

function * function

as Smartsheet does not support the ^ operator.

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You may need to just do the function X function by typing it out twice instead of using ^2.

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Yes. You will need to do

function * function

as Smartsheet does not support the ^ operator.

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Hi... Smartsheet does support the "^" to use instead of "sqrt" ...

For example, I needed the square root of 16.26 so I typed in the formula "=TPI@row / ([Yarn Count]@row ^ 0.5)" and it worked.

Try it.

ps. Would be easier if Smartsheet Team adds the sqrt function instead.

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I had a same question, and found the easy answer. I would like to share it with the team...

So if I want to do a square, for e.g. =9^2, the answer will be 81... and if I want to do square root of 81, then formula will be... =81^(1/2) and result will be 9... same would apply for cube or cube root.

Square root is inverse of Square, so I simply inversed the ^ (raised to), and got the square root. Hope it helps!

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