This is either something we do after prolonged periods of sitting at the
PC or the process of calculating the squared or cubed root, etc. of a value. As VB has no
built in n^{th} root functionaility, to take a root use: sngRootValue = sngNumber ^ (1 / root)
For example, the cubed root of X is:
sngRootValue = X ^ (1 / 3)
and the squared root of X is:
sngRootValue = X ^ (1 / 2)
E.g. where X is 64, X ^ (1/3) will return 4
Note: attempting to take the squared root (or any root where the root is an even
number) of a negative number will return an error. Basically this is because a squared
root reverses the process of a squared value and squared values can only be positive. Just
error check code to trap negative values of X prior to executing the example above. |