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Mathematic symbol explanation req

 
 
kev
 
Reply Tue 30 Mar, 2004 12:46 pm
Can someone please help with this.

If you look at a scientific calculator, like the one that comes with microsoft for example.

The symbols I want to know about are

this: x^3

and this: x^2

Thanks.
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SealPoet
 
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Reply Tue 30 Mar, 2004 01:31 pm
The caret operator x^y means x raised to the y power.

x^2 = x squared = x*x
x^3 = x cubed = x*x*x
x^(1/2) = square root of x
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kev
 
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Reply Tue 30 Mar, 2004 02:06 pm
Thanks SP
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patiodog
 
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Reply Tue 30 Mar, 2004 02:13 pm
Good to know. I thought it was sex and autosomal chromosomes giving each other high fives.
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