SQRTPIfunction returns the square root of the product of a supplied number (value) and pi (3.14159265359). This function is useful in geometry and trigonometry calculations where the area and circumference of circles are used.
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SQRTPIformula not working?
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SQRTPI formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:
- value (required):
The number to be multiplied by pi and then the square root taken.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
SQRTPIformula in Google Sheets.
Calculate the circumference of a circle
To calculate the circumference of a circle, multiply the diameter by pi. The
SQRTPI function can be used to simplify this calculation by taking the square root of the product of the diameter and pi:
Calculate the area of a circle
To calculate the area of a circle, square the radius and multiply by pi. The
SQRTPI function can be used to simplify this calculation by taking the square root of the product of the radius squared and pi:
Calculate the standard deviation of a set of values
SQRTPI function can be used to calculate the standard deviation of a set of values. The formula for the standard deviation is the square root of the variance. The variance is the average of the squared differences from the mean. Therefore, the standard deviation can be calculated as follows:
=SQRTPI(AVERAGE((values - AVERAGE(values))^2)).
SQRTPInot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
SQRTPIGoogle Sheets Formula:
Not multiplying the input by pi
One common mistake when using the
SQRTPI function is forgetting to multiply the input by pi before taking the square root.
Providing a negative input
SQRTPI function only works with positive inputs. Providing a negative input will result in an error.
The following functions are similar to
SQRTPI or are often used with it in a formula:
PI()function returns the value of pi to 10 decimal places, which is approximately 3.1415926536. This function is often used in geometry and trigonometry calculations.
SINfunction in Google Sheets returns the sine of a given angle in radians. Sine is a mathematical function that describes a smooth repetitive oscillation. It is commonly used in trigonometry, physics, and engineering to model phenomena such as waves, oscillations, and periodic motion.
COSfunction in Google Sheets returns the cosine of an angle provided in radians. It is commonly used in trigonometry to calculate the cosine of an angle. The function takes one parameter, the angle in radians.
You can learn more about the
SQRTPI Google Sheets function on Google Support.