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One of our math teachers was asking me today how to have Buzz calculate a 5th root of a number. I know if you want to get a square root, you would use sqrt($x$). Is there an easy way to have Buzz calculate a cubed root or a fifth root?

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Flew, I would have to confirm with our developers (I'm no math genius), but I believe that the following expression is what you would want. This is a ASCII math expression:

Please let me know if this does or does not meet the need. If it doesn't, please give me an example of what it is supposed to look like.

Thanks.

That helps for the first part, displaying the root in the question. What do I put in the answer though to have Buzz calculate the root?

Type: F

Options: Number

Score: 1

Var: x = 3125

1) What is `root 5 $x$`?

a.

What do I put here?Type: F

Options: Number

Score: 1

Var: x = 3125

1) What is `root 5 $x$`?

a. eval(root 5 $x$)I couldn't get that to work.

Let me look further into it.

Flew, try this.

Type: F

Options: Number

Score: 1

Var: x = 3125

1) What is `root 5 $x$`? ____________________

a. eval($x$^(1/5))I passed that on to the math teacher that was asking me about this. That worked well.

Thanks for getting that for us!

Great. I got that from the

Supported Operationstable from this documentation (third operation from the bottom). It will eventually be rolled over into the Community once we revamp authoring.Here is a picture of the table: