# Extension of the Square Root sign in Microsoft Word 2010.

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• Jun 22nd 2013, 12:50 PM
Asthuran00
Extension of the Square Root sign in Microsoft Word 2010.
This is more of a technical question that I'm hoping some of you might have an answer for.

I'm trying to use the distance formula in math, but I can't seem to get the square root sign to extend all the way across an equation that I'm writing.

For example:

MN = sqrt(4 - (-0.5))^2 + (1 - 1.5)^2

I can only get the square root sign to extend across the first half of the equation up until the + sign, and I need to get the square root sign to extend all the way across the entire equation.

Any help would be most appreciated.
• Jun 22nd 2013, 01:02 PM
Plato
Re: Extension of the Square Root sign in Microsoft Word 2010.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Asthuran00
This is more of a technical question that I'm hoping some of you might have an answer for.
I'm trying to use the distance formula in math, but I can't seem to get the square root sign to extend all the way across an equation that I'm writing. For example:
MN = sqrt(4 - (-0.5))^2 + (1 - 1.5)^2
I can only get the square root sign to extend across the first half of the equation up until the + sign, and I need to get the square root sign to extend all the way across the entire equation.

This is a pure guess. I know nothing about symbols in Word. But this works in LaTeX.

MN = sqrt{(4 - (-0.5))^2 + (1 - 1.5)^2}
• Jun 22nd 2013, 01:42 PM
Asthuran00
Re: Extension of the Square Root sign in Microsoft Word 2010.
I'll give that a shot and see if that helps! Thanks Plato.