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March 12th, 2011, 01:45 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Mar 2011 Posts: 8 Thanks: 0  Exponent Question
Greetings, Is x^2 equal to (x^2) or (x^2)? Thanks, DR 
March 12th, 2011, 01:48 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 Posts: 502 Thanks: 0  Re: Exponent Question
Both. By sticking parenthesis around it, you haven't changed anything. I will assume you were asking about (x)^2 > but it's not equal to that.

March 12th, 2011, 01:58 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Mar 2011 Posts: 8 Thanks: 0  Re: Exponent Question
Maybe I was unclear... Let's take for example: 4^2 That cannot be equal to both (4^2) and (4^2), because the first yields 16 while the second yields 16. Thanks, DR 
March 12th, 2011, 02:35 PM  #4  
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March 12th, 2011, 02:56 PM  #5 
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OK gotcha, So then to be clear: 4^2 = (4*4) and NOT (4 * 4)? 
March 12th, 2011, 05:23 PM  #6 
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Correct.


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