HTML | Meaning | |
---|---|---|

² |
`²` `²` `U+B2` |
Squared SymbolAlso known as Superscript Two, this symbol is commonly used in mathematics, science, and engineering to indicate the squaring of a number or variable. |

⁰ |
`⁰` `U+2070` |
Superscript ZeroUsed in mathematics and science to denote an exponent of zero, which is always equal to one. |

¹ |
`¹` `¹` `U+B9` |
Superscript OneUsed to indicate an exponent of one, which leaves the base unchanged. |

³ |
`³` `³` `U+B3` |
Superscript ThreeUsed to indicate the cube of a number or variable. |

√ |
`√` `√` `U+221A` |
Square Root SymbolRepresents the non-negative square root of a number or expression. |

^ |
`^` `U+5E` |
Caret SymbolCommonly used in programming and mathematics to indicate exponentiation. |

### What is the Squared Symbol?

The Squared Symbol, represented by ², is primarily used in mathematics, science, and engineering to denote the square of a number or variable.

### Formula and Calculations Involving the Squared Symbol

The Squared Symbol (²) is used to signify the squaring operation in mathematics, which involves multiplying a number by itself. The formula to represent squaring is:

`x² = x × x`

Examples of Using the Squared Symbol:

- For the number 2:
`2² = 2 × 2 = 4`

- For the number 5:
`5² = 5 × 5 = 25`

### Alternative Methods to Represent the Squared Symbol

In addition to traditional methods, there are alternative ways to represent the Squared Symbol in Google Sheets, Excel, and Google Search:

**Google Sheets and Excel:**You can use`^2`

in formulas to indicate squaring. For example,`3^2 = 9`

.**Google Search:**If you're trying to use the ² symbol in a Google search, you can simply type "squared" or use "^2" to represent the concept. For example, searching for`3^2`

will yield results related to the square of 3.**Spotlight (Mac):**You can use`^2`

to perform square calculations directly in the search bar. For example, typing`3^2`

will display the result as 9.

### Applications and Unique Uses of the Squared Symbol

The Squared Symbol (²) has various applications and unique uses:

**Mathematics:**Indicates the square of a number or variable.**Science:**Used in formulas, such as (E = mc²), to denote squared terms.**Units:**Used in unit descriptions, like m² for square meters.**Text Formatting:**Occasionally used in text for stylistic reasons, such as writing dates like "2nd".

### How to Type the Squared Symbol Using Keyboard Shortcuts, Alt Codes, and LaTeX

**Windows:**Hold down the`Alt`key and type`0178`

on the numeric keypad, then release the`Alt`key.**Mac:**Press`Option`+`00B2`.**Linux:**Press`Ctrl`+`Shift`+`u`, then type`00B2`

and press`Enter`.**HTML:**Use the named entity`²`

or the numeric entity`²`

.**LaTeX:**To type the Squared Symbol in LaTeX, use the command`^{2}`

.