1. ## 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.

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

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}

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

I'll give that a shot and see if that helps! Thanks Plato.