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In math, the **4th root** *b* of a number *a* is such that b^{4} = a. By definition, when you multiply b by itself *4* times you get the value of a.

A 4-th root is usually denoted ^{4}√x, but it can also be written in exponential form with the base *x* and the exponent 1/4: x^1/4 or x^{1/4}.

Read on to learn everything about these numbers, including the properties, and make sure to check out our calculator.

## Calculator

If you happen to know exponentiation, then you can think of the 4th root of a number as the inverse operation to elevating a number to the power of 4.

## Definition

Whereas in exponentiation elevating a number *a* to the power of 4 is defined as a^{4} = b, the 4th root *b* is defined as b = a^{1/4}.

For example with a = 2401 we get:

In other words, the 4th root of 2401 is 7, because 7 times 7 times 7 times 7 is 7.

Keep reading to learn an important property of the fourth root.

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If the index n of a root is is even, such as in the case here with n = 4, then every positive number

The positive is also known as principal 4th root

and the negative 4th root

Together, they are written as

Let’s have a look the previous example:

Proof:

-7^{4} = 2401

73^{4} = 2401

Both values multiplied 4 x by itself = 2401.

Make sure to understand that multiplying the 4th root four times by itself produces the original number (not the 4th root x 4).

The *positive* root is always the *principal*.

This should sound familiar if you have read our square root article – the home page.

Next, we explain how the parts are called. Keep reading to learn all about the topic.

## Parts

As depicted, the parts of the fourth root are:

The **radix sign**, which tells us that it is a mathematical root, and the **index **of *4*, which tells us that it is the 4-th root.

The number below the radix, x, is the **radicand**.

The result of the mathematical operation is denoted by the equation sign and called the **root**.

### 4th Root Symbol

The symbol √ is called radical sign, or radix.

Ahead is a few words regarding our calculator.

## About our 4th Root Calculator

Our calculator at the top of this page computes the fourth root of any non-negative real number.

Just enter a valid radicand; you then automatically obtain both, the principal root as well as the negative result.

Note that our tool works both ways; that is the math is bidirectional.

Use the up and down arrows (called spinners) to increase or decrease the input value.

You can change both, the upper as well as the lower input field of our 4-th root calculator.

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Next, we discuss the properties.

## 4-th Root Properties

With

= -a if a < 0 and a if ≥ 0

The most important property is the first; the negative number tends to be forgotten. Read on to see the examples:

## 4th Root Examples

We use the list of properties above to show you some examples in the order of appearance:

Frequently searched terms on this site include:

## 4th Root in Excel

In Excel you enter the syntax for

in a cell, like this:

=POWER(radicand,1/4)

For example, to calculate

insert =POWER(64,1/4).

In the next section we explain how to do the math.

## How to Calculate the 4th Root

A very efficient procedure for extracting the fourth root is the Newton–Raphson method, also known as Newton’s method detailed below:

You begin with a guessed starting value and then iterate the steps until you’re happy with the precision.

In the most basic version of the method, f is a single-variable function and f′ its derivative.

You may think of it as the 4th root formula.

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## Table of Fourth Roots

Radicand | Symbol | 4th Root |
---|---|---|

0 | ⁴√0 | 0 |

1 | ⁴√1 | ±1 |

2 | ⁴√2 | ±1.189207115 |

3 | ⁴√3 | ±1.316074013 |

4 | ⁴√4 | ±1.4142135624 |

5 | ⁴√5 | ±1.4953487812 |

6 | ⁴√6 | ±1.5650845801 |

7 | ⁴√7 | ±1.6265765617 |

8 | ⁴√8 | ±1.6817928305 |

9 | ⁴√9 | ±1.7320508076 |

10 | ⁴√10 | ±1.77827941 |

11 | ⁴√11 | ±1.8211602868 |

12 | ⁴√12 | ±1.8612097182 |

13 | ⁴√13 | ±1.8988289221 |

14 | ⁴√14 | ±1.9343364203 |

15 | ⁴√15 | ±1.9679896713 |

16 | ⁴√16 | ±2 |

17 | ⁴√17 | ±2.0305431849 |

18 | ⁴√18 | ±2.0597671439 |

19 | ⁴√19 | ±2.0877976299 |

20 | ⁴√20 | ±2.1147425269 |

21 | ⁴√21 | ±2.1406951429 |

22 | ⁴√22 | ±2.1657367707 |

23 | ⁴√23 | ±2.1899387031 |

24 | ⁴√24 | ±2.2133638394 |

25 | ⁴√25 | ±2.2360679775 |

26 | ⁴√26 | ±2.2581008644 |

27 | ⁴√27 | ±2.279507057 |

28 | ⁴√28 | ±2.3003266338 |

29 | ⁴√29 | ±2.3205957871 |

30 | ⁴√30 | ±2.3403473193 |

31 | ⁴√31 | ±2.3596110618 |

32 | ⁴√32 | ±2.37841423 |

33 | ⁴√33 | ±2.3967817269 |

34 | ⁴√34 | ±2.4147364028 |

35 | ⁴√35 | ±2.4322992791 |

36 | ⁴√36 | ±2.4494897428 |

37 | ⁴√37 | ±2.4663257146 |

38 | ⁴√38 | ±2.4828237962 |

39 | ⁴√39 | ±2.4989993994 |

40 | ⁴√40 | ±2.5148668594 |

41 | ⁴√41 | ±2.5304395344 |

42 | ⁴√42 | ±2.545729895 |

43 | ⁴√43 | ±2.560749602 |

44 | ⁴√44 | ±2.5755095769 |

45 | ⁴√45 | ±2.5900200641 |

46 | ⁴√46 | ±2.6042906871 |

47 | ⁴√47 | ±2.6183304987 |

48 | ⁴√48 | ±2.6321480259 |

49 | ⁴√49 | ±2.6457513111 |

50 | ⁴√50 | ±2.6591479485 |

51 | ⁴√51 | ±2.6723451178 |

52 | ⁴√52 | ±2.6853496143 |

53 | ⁴√53 | ±2.6981678764 |

54 | ⁴√54 | ±2.7108060108 |

55 | ⁴√55 | ±2.7232698153 |

56 | ⁴√56 | ±2.7355647997 |

57 | ⁴√57 | ±2.7476962051 |

58 | ⁴√58 | ±2.7596690211 |

59 | ⁴√59 | ±2.7714880025 |

60 | ⁴√60 | ±2.7831576837 |

61 | ⁴√61 | ±2.7946823927 |

62 | ⁴√62 | ±2.8060662633 |

63 | ⁴√63 | ±2.8173132473 |

64 | ⁴√64 | ±2.8284271247 |

65 | ⁴√65 | ±2.8394115144 |

66 | ⁴√66 | ±2.8502698828 |

67 | ⁴√67 | ±2.8610055526 |

68 | ⁴√68 | ±2.871621711 |

69 | ⁴√69 | ±2.8821214171 |

70 | ⁴√70 | ±2.8925076085 |

71 | ⁴√71 | ±2.9027831082 |

72 | ⁴√72 | ±2.9129506302 |

73 | ⁴√73 | ±2.9230127857 |

74 | ⁴√74 | ±2.9329720877 |

75 | ⁴√75 | ±2.9428309564 |

76 | ⁴√76 | ±2.9525917237 |

77 | ⁴√77 | ±2.9622566377 |

78 | ⁴√78 | ±2.9718278662 |

79 | ⁴√79 | ±2.9813075013 |

80 | ⁴√80 | ±2.9906975624 |

81 | ⁴√81 | ±3 |

82 | ⁴√82 | ±3.0092166984 |

83 | ⁴√83 | ±3.0183494793 |

84 | ⁴√84 | ±3.027400104 |

85 | ⁴√85 | ±3.0363702767 |

86 | ⁴√86 | ±3.0452616465 |

87 | ⁴√87 | ±3.05407581 |

88 | ⁴√88 | ±3.0628143136 |

89 | ⁴√89 | ±3.0714786556 |

90 | ⁴√90 | ±3.0800702882 |

91 | ⁴√91 | ±3.0885906194 |

92 | ⁴√92 | ±3.0970410147 |

93 | ⁴√93 | ±3.1054227991 |

94 | ⁴√94 | ±3.1137372585 |

95 | ⁴√95 | ±3.1219856414 |

96 | ⁴√96 | ±3.1301691601 |

97 | ⁴√97 | ±3.1382889927 |

98 | ⁴√98 | ±3.1463462836 |

99 | ⁴√99 | ±3.1543421455 |

100 | ⁴√100 | ±3.1622776602 |

Ahead is the wrap up of our information regarding the 4th root of a number.

## 4th Root Summary

You have made it to the end of our article about the 4 th root.

The **4th root** *b* of a number *a* is such that b^{4} = a; **b = ±⁴√a**.

⁴√ is the 4-th root symbol consisting of the radix and the index 4.

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