sqrt - calculate the square root of a number

sqrt, sqrtf, sqrtl - square root function

`#include <math.h>`

```
double sqrt(double x);
```

```
#include <math.h>
double sqrt(double x);
float sqrtf(float x);
long double sqrtl(long double x);
```

Link with `-lm`

.

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

This function calculates the square root of `x`

.

These functions return the nonnegative square root of `x`

.

This function returns, as a `double`

, the square root of `x`

.

On success, these functions return the square root of `x`

.

If `x`

is a NaN, a NaN is returned.

If `x`

is +0 (-0), +0 (-0) is returned.

If `x`

is positive infinity, positive infinity is returned.

If `x`

is less than -0, a domain error occurs, and a NaN is returned.

`#include <math.h>`

#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
{
printf("This is CS%i\n", (int) sqrt(2500));
}

See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.

The following errors can occur:

- Domain error:
`x`

less than -0 `errno`

is set to**EDOM**. An invalid floating-point exception (**FE_INVALID**) is raised.

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface | Attribute | Value |

sqrt(), sqrtf(), sqrtl() | Thread safety | MT-Safe |

C99, POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

The variant returning `double`

also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89.

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