Root?

terryc

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Hi,

I want to get the "root" of a number, but not the square root. I don't really know the mathematical terminology for this, but as an example:

4 to the power 6 = 4096

If I wanted to get 4096 back to the original figure of 4, (i.e. by using the "root 6"), how would I do it?

Thanks!
 

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GlennUK

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Inverse power would get you what you want. So if you have 4096 in cell A2, then the "root 6" of it would be:
Code:
=A2^(1/6)
 

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