# Squared Symbol (Superscript Two)

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HTML Meaning
² `&sup2;`
`&#178;`
`U+B2`
Squared Symbol
Also known as Superscript Two, this symbol is commonly used in mathematics, science, and engineering to indicate the squaring of a number or variable.

### 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

• 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 `&sup2;` or the numeric entity `&#178;`.
• LaTeX: To type the Squared Symbol in LaTeX, use the command `^{2}`.