Type the Square Root Symbol in Mac OS X

Jan 30, 2010 - 4 Comments

Typing the square root symbol in Mac OS X is just a matter of hitting ALT+V

√ – ALT+V

Note that these are Qwerty English specific instructions, other keyboard layouts and languages will likely vary.

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Posted by: Manish Patel in How to, Mac OS


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  1. siberiansub says:

    Thank you so much! this helped me a lot with my Mathpath proofs

  2. Eduardo says:

    It should be related to de “r”, not to the v symbol, since the symbol √ is meant to remember the r from root. Anyway thank you.

  3. Testie says:

    √ Works also with German QWERTZ-Layout. «∑€®†Ω¨⁄øπ•å‚∂ƒ©ªº∆@œæ¥≈ç√∫~µ∞…–

  4. Mike Reys says:

    UK qwerty keyboard tested or US qwerty tested?

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