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# Sqrt Function

### Syntax

the sqrt of <number> or

sqrt (<number>)
### Description

The sqrt function calculates the square root of a number. If you try to calculate the square root of a negative number, the result is NAN (Not A Number).
### Examples

sqrt (4)
sqrt (2)
the sqrt of 5

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