# How Do I Type the Squared Symbol?

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In mathematics squaring a value or variable has the effect of multiplying it by itself. This is typically designated by the number '2' placed as a superscript to the number of variable. It may also be said that the variable or number is 'raised to the power of two'.
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 Typing mathematical expressions can be a pain on a keyboard these days. There is not guide set up for you and you either know or you don't. The trick to this is using what is called http://www.ask.com/question/how-do-i-type-a-square...
 1. Click in the text where you want to insert the square root symbol. 2. Click the "Insert" tab on the Ribbon. 3. Click the lower part of the "Equation" icon on http://www.ehow.com/how_8339997_type-symbol-using-...
 S-Y-M-B-O-L-S. Oh you didn't mean the word, you meant actual symbols. You hold down the shift key on the keyboard and press the symbol of choice on your number bar. http://answers.ask.com/Computers/Software/how_to_t...
 Make sure num lock is on and hold down the Alt key and type 253 when you let go of Alt, you'll have your squared symbol!!! ² just copy and paste that symbol above. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How+do+you+show+squared+...
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It is very easy to type the squared symbol on a computer. All you have to do is make sure your NUM lock is on and then hold the ALT key and type 253. ...
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