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Offline Jerrymac

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Writing math problems
« on: January 27, 2007, 09:27:44 PM »
Is there a way to write things like a number squared, or cubed, or to the something or other power, using a regular keyboard?

My daughter has started nursing school and I am trying to help her with the math through the instant messenger and she sometimes gets confusing sending me a problem dealing with something squared, cubed, or other. Any suggestions?
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Re: Writing math problems
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2007, 09:37:22 PM »
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Re: Writing math problems
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2007, 09:45:29 PM »
Thanks, we'll check it over and see if we can get the hang of it

OK Well I am not smart enough to figure it out.

How would you write 3 x 2 squared  or 6 to the tenth power x 45
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Re: Writing math problems
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2007, 10:29:37 PM »
In my experience a carrot (Shift of 6) or ^ is used to denote raising something to a power when using a regular keyboard.

So 2 squared would be 2^2.  6 to the tenth power would be 6^10

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Re: Writing math problems
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2007, 10:50:42 PM »
The carat symbol is what is generally used. The tutorial I posted mentions that. The ^ is found above the 6 on most US keyboards. So shift + 6 = ^.

^(1/2) == square root
^(1/3) equals cubed root
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