# 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!

### Excel Facts

Select all contiguous cells
Pressing Ctrl+* (asterisk) will select the "current region" - all contiguous cells in all directions.
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)``

Hi terryc

try

=4096^(1/6)

Hope this helps
PGC

Hi

You can reverse what you've done:

4096 = 4^6

Therefore:

4 = 4096^(1/6)

Richard

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