Algebraically, the nth root of a number can be calculated by using 1/n for its power. You can always use caret symbol (^) to find a certain power of a number, but doing this with a formula can be easier to read and identify in nested formula sets.

## Syntax

=POWER(base number, 1 / how many times the base number will be multiplied by itself)

## Steps

- Begin by typing
**=POWER(** - Select or type in the range reference that contains the base number (i.e.
**B5**) - Type in
**1/**and then the range reference that contains the number for the root power (i.e**C5**) - Type in
**)**and press**Enter**to complete the formula

## How

Here, we're going to utilize the **POWER** function to find a certain root of a number. This function gets 2 arguments. The first one is the base number (i.e. **B3**), and the second is the root power (i.e. **1/C3**). For example, **=POWER(64,2)** means √64 which is equal to 8.

=POWER(B5,1/C3)