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ADMINISTRATION & HELP => COMPUTER TECH HELP FORUM => Topic started by: Jerrymac 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?

When doing that you use ascii.
http://www.w3.org/Amaya/User/editing_mathematics/about_entering_math_constructs_using_the_keyboard.html (http://www.w3.org/Amaya/User/editing_mathematics/about_entering_math_constructs_using_the_keyboard.html)
Hope this helps.
Sincerely,
Brendhan

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

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

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
Sincerely,
Brendhan