







Exponential form 
20170706 

From estela: what is exponential form of 9×1000 Answered by Penny Nom. 





How to find last two or three digits of a large exponent like 17^256? 
20170330 

From Raginee: How to find last two or three digits of a large exponent like 17^256? Answered by Penny Nom. 





2^a, 2^b, 1^1 and 1^0 
20170317 

From Émile: If you had 2^a = 4 and 2^b = 4 you could assume that a = b right? Yet we can observe that 1^1 and 1^0 both equal 1, yet 1 = 0 isn't true. So if given a log base 1 number 1 the would the answer be 1 AND 0? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20170304 

From michael: I was teaching my student about exponent when we stumbled across this problem.
"write (125)^3 in exponent form"
The problem is with the number "125". I think 125 = (5)^3. But one of my student thought that it is 125= 5^3.
Both of them is equal to 125 but they totally different in structure. I wonder which one is correct and why it is. I am worried if they get this wrong, it might spell problem in the future when we start substituting the numbers with variable.
Thank you very much for reading my question and answering it. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20160831 

From Lily: Hi! I was wondering, I was having a little issue understanding this one problem. It was "write 81 in exponential 2 different ways" and I already got 9(2) but I was wondering what the second one could be! Thanks! Lily Answered by Penny Nom. 





Solve 2^2x + 3(2^x)  4 = 0 
20160427 

From Lloyd: Solve the equation 2^2x + 3(2^x)  4 = 0 Answered by Penny Nom. 





600(1+0.05)^7 
20160421 

From chelsey: I am unsure on how to solve this problem, 600(1+0.05) 7 ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20160126 

From Jufe: What is the exponential form of ³√11x² Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential growth 
20160126 

From Paul: The value of a stamp was 0.03 in 1851. The value in 2011 is $50,000. If the value increased exponentially, what is the annual growth rate? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20151017 

From Will: What is exponential form of 8? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A fraction with a negative exponent in the denominator 
20150430 

From ellen: 7/ab to the 4 power Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential notation 
20141127 

From Jaqui: May sound super easy, but how would you SHOW that you simplified
3x3 to the power of 2 (the little 2)?
thank you!
Jaqui Answered by Penny Nom. 





Prime factorization in exponent form 
20141031 

From Emma: I need to find out how to make a prime factorization of 120 in exponential form. Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is the exponential form of 1/square root of 6v? 
20140216 

From Prince: What is the exponential form of 1/square root of 6v Answered by Penny Nom. 





Prime factorization 
20140206 

From Kadeejah: Write the prime factorization of 37 in exponential form Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fractions and exponents 
20140111 

From john: what is the exponent form of 9^4/7^2 and 6^3/10^5 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20131201 

From Alina: My question says to express each number in exponent form in as many different ways as I can; 16, 81 and 64. How do I do this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Differentiate x^x  2^sinx 
20130809 

From tarun: derivative of x^x  2^sinx Answered by Penny Nom. 





650*(1+0.005)^96 
20130417 

From joAnn: i am trying to figure out how to solve a question like this for example:
650(1+.005)96
I have been doing it this way but takes forever and wanted to know a shorter way
650 x 1.005 x 1.005 x 1.005 x 1.005 96 times
HELP Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do i write log_8(P) =7 in exponential form? 
20130414 

From nancy: How do i write this in exponential form log8P =7 Answered by Penny Nom. 





An equation with exponents 
20130224 

From Chelsea: (81 to the power of 3n+2 over 243 to the power of n) is equal to 3 to the power of 4
Find the value of n.
The answer I got was n is equal to negative (4 over 7).
The answer in my text was n is equal to negative (4 over 17) Answered by Penny. 





Exponential form 
20130205 

From Sandra: What is 37,008 in exponential form? Help me please!!! Answered by Penny Nom. 





What's your secret? 
20121111 

From ryan: Tuscan school has a fair. At the fair, Pia plays "what's your secret?
The game starts with 3 players who are told the same secret.
Each of those 3 players tells another 3 player, and so on.
At the end of the 3rd round, everyone who knows the secret
will compare what they have heard. What number in exponent form
represents the number of people who know the secret after 3 rounds?
How many people is that?
Thank you very much.
P.S. I got 3 cube. which is 27
But when i map it out I end up with 39. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20120904 

From angie: How do i write 9^5 in exponential form? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponntial form 
20120830 

From Robin: My math teacher has asked the question:
"Write mmmxxjmyy2 in exponential form"
How would you solve this problem? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The exponential function form f(x)=a^x 
20120813 

From Lucy: Hi,
Why does the "a" value in the exponential function form f(x)=a^x have to be negative? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Expanded exponential form? 
20120612 

From Ramon: express the numbers 990 614 000 005 in expanded exponential form. Answered by Harley Weston. 





The spread of a rumor 
20120409 

From Roohi: The function f(t) = a/(1+3e^(bt)) has also been used to model the spread of a rumor. Suppose that a= 70 and b=3 0.2. Compute f(2), the percentage of the population that has heard the rumor after 2 hours. Compute f'(2) and describe what it represents. Compute lim t approaches infinity and describe what it represents. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Radioactive decay 
20120402 

From Christy: Hello, how do I go about answering this question?
Should I be using the formula Ce^(kt)?
Given that the decay constant for Radium is .000428/year, how long, to the nearest year, does it take a sample to decay to 15% of its present mass? Answered by Penny Nom. 





81+8 to the 3 power 
20120308 

From KiMesha: 81+8 to the 3 power Answered by Penny Nom. 





2x^3*2x^2/3x^2 
20120306 

From hope: 2x^3*2x^2/3x^2 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20120115 

From Helen: How do you write (1/x) in exponential form? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20111212 

From Zoey: What is the exponential form of 1/8?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





I started with Euler's identity and manipulated it 
20111114 

From anonymous: I started with Euler's identity and manipulated it
e^i*pi=1
e^i*pi=(1)^1
e^i*pi=1
e^i*i*pi=(1)^i
e^pi=(1)^i
e^pi=(1)^i
type it in in a calculator and you get e^pi=23.1406926... and
(1)^i=0.0432139183... What did I do wrong? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





A log equation in exponential form 
20111111 

From Sarah: Express the equation in Exponential form
log2 to the 16th power=4 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form? 
20110830 

From Emily: I have a 6th grader that needs to find out what is the exponential form of 461,885,811 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20110823 

From kiara: The African bush elephant is the largest land animal and
weighs about 8 tons . Write the amount in exponential form . Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Exponential form 
20110518 

From Kara: How do I write this in exponential form?
log 1/8 = 3 Answered by Penny Nom. 





(27^r^1)^2/3 
20110424 

From YungJu: (27^r^1)^2/3 Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is x to the power of 0? 
20110323 

From Jason: What is x to the power of 0? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





(7cubed * 8(exponent6))exponent 6 
20110129 

From Shalaine: What is the exponential form of (7cubed•8(exponent6))exponent 6? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20110102 

From jumana: find any five examples of exponential form from real life situation Answered by Penny Nom. 





Two algebraic expressions 
20101029 

From chaptay: what is the difference between x(n^2) and x(n)^2 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Powers 
20101020 

From dylan: how do you write 20736 in exponential form .same for 1728 and 50625.
is there a formula to figure out how to express large know numbers in exponential form. Answered by Penny Nom. 





An exponential equation 
20101019 

From Sandi:
Question from sandi, a student:
I have several questions similar to this one and was wondering if you could walk me through this one. I'm totally lost on how to do it.
Paramecia reproduce by splitting in two. In a laboratory flask, a colony of paramecia had an initial population of 500. Each day, the population of the paramecia was counted. The results are as listed.
Time (in days)Population
0500
1600
2720
3864
41037
51244
61493
71792
82150
1.)Using graphing calculator make a scatter plot of the data in table.
I think I did this part right I set my window at Xmin=0 Xmax=10 Xscl=1 Ymin=0 Ymax=2500 Yscl=100 Xres=1
2.) Determine an exponential equation to represent the population as a function of time without using a graphing calculator.I have no clue how to do this.
3.)Suppose the flask and food supply is large enough to support the trend of the population growth. Estimate the population of the colony when the time is 10 days. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20101006 

From celina: what is the exponential form of 4x*4x Answered by Penny Nom. 





(5xy)^5 
20100910 

From ana: (5xy)^5 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20100824 

From Courtney: What the Exponential form? For Ex. X2*X5*X4?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20100616 

From charlotte: what is the exponential form of 6x6x6x5x5x5x5= Answered by Robert Dawson. 





graph y=(2x^23x)e^ax 
20100531 

From James: graph y=(2x^23x)e^ax Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Evaluating x^2 + (yz  3)^2 
20090928 

From Kathy: My daughter and I are having trouble solving this equation:
x²+ (yz – 3)²
if x=4,y=2 and z=0
We are having difficulty with the x² part of the equation. Thanks Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20090918 

From karen: Q: Write the following in exponent from: a * a * a * a * * * a, where there are n 1 a's
note: *asterisk means times. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20090908 

From hanna: hi,
well i am really bad in math and i have a math paper and i was just
wondering what 3x3x3x3x3 was in exponential form and what is
exponential in a way a person like me would understand? Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is 8 tons in exponential form? 
20090901 

From Tyler: what is 8 tons in exponential form Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20090831 

From cecil: what is the exponent form 564000? Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Harley Weston. 





Fitting the curve y=a*exp(b*x)+c 
20090812 

From aika: Could one show me the complete algorithm and formula for finding the coefficients (a,b, and c) in exponential regression model
y=a*exp(b*x)+c Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Exponential form 
20090805 

From motaz: Let x = log_2 1/8 Write the exponential form of the equation and solve the equation for x Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Fractional Exponents 
20090707 

From bob: 2^5/2  2^3/2 Answered by Janice Cotcher. 





Rewriting an Expression with Positive Exponents 
20090513 

From lynda: (4x)to the 0 power times x squared over 3to the 3 power i have to rewrite the expression with pos exponents Answered by Janice Cotcher. 





1/(square root 16) 
20090421 

From Conor: Hi Guys!
I dont have a square root sign so im just gonna use the ^ symbol :)
I am just wondering if
1/(16^a)
when rewritten can it be
1/16 to the power 1/2
Thanks :) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20090416 

From Pete: Hi,
How do you express ³√h^4 in exponential form. I am having a lot of
trouble with this one.
thanks
Pete Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Grain of rice on a chess board 
20090330 

From andy: Is there an easy way for my students to find out 8 to the power of 21 to solve the grains of rice doubling investigation on a chessboard? Any suggestions welcome. Thanks very much Answered by Robert Dawson and Claude Tardif. 





If 5 to the power of y = 625, what is y? 
20090302 

From Charlene: If 5 to the power of y = 625, what is y? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Comparing 2^3^4^5 ; 2^5^4^3 ; 5^4^3^2 etc. 
20090301 

From JIM: WHICH WOULD BE LARGEST USING THE NUMBERS 2,3,4,5 :
2^3^4^5 ; 2^5^4^3 ; 5^4^3^2 : ETC. OF ALL THE POSSIBLE
COMBINATIONS ? IS THERE A GENERAL FORMULA ? I AM
UNABLE TO FIND A COMPUTER THAT CAN HANDLE SUCH LARGE
CALCULATIONS . I ALSO DO NOT THINK IT IS AS STRAIGHT
FORWARD AS FIRST APPEARS . THANKYOU , JIM Answered by Stephen La Rocque, Robert Dawson and Harley Weston. 





A fraction with negative exponents 
20090214 

From Gabriel: What does the line seperating the top from the bottom mean? what does it tell you to do and what is the answer to the question?
Question 3
Simplify. Write the answer using only positive exponents. Assume all variables represent nonzero numbers.
(x^5)^4(x^1y)^3
________________
(xy^4)^3 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Large exponents 
20090212 

From Dan: I would like to know how to calculate a whole number as the base that
has a large exponent;Such as 7 to the 23rd.power=. Otherwise if I use a calculator
it goes off the scale. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





6^x = y 
20090212 

From Jamie: Find x:
6^x=y Answered by Harley Weston. 





What is i^i? 
20081227 

From randomness: i have learnt that 'i' is square root of 1. What is then i^i ? It baffles my maths teacher... Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. 





Solving an equation for D 
20081218 

From Darrin: In his finance class, my son is being asked to take the following equation and solve for "D":
1 / [1  (1 + D/12)^T] = (1 / D) * [((12*B) / (P*T)) + Y + ((12N * Z) / (360T))]  [(12Z) / (360T)] * F Answered by Robert Dawson. 





The 2 rightmost digits 
20081218 

From Peter: Is there a pattern for the 2 rightmost digits of a power? For example, one problem for a math competition was what are the 2 rightmost digits of 3^1993? Answered by Robert Dawson and Victoria West. 





The nth power 
20081212 

From Kellie: I am taking a 9th grade course yet im in 7th grade. I do not understand the nth power
and i have no clue what it is. could you explain to me what it is? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





How do you solve " (x4)^3/2 = 6 "? 
20081117 

From Jim: How do you solve " (x4)^3/2 = 6 " ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Equations with the variable in the exponent 
20081028 

From fari: Solve for x
5 * 4^x3=40
5^x=25^(x+8) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Put in lowest terms 6a^2c/8ab 
20081024 

From hana: put in lowest terms 6a^2c/8ab Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Exponential form 
20081021 

From layla: how we wite 256 in exponential form Answered by Harley Weston. 





Logs and exponentials 
20081006 

From Charles: I seem to remember you could solve exponential problems using natural logs quite simply without calculators, such as the fifth root of 400 or 33 to the 4th power. All you did was convert the number to its natural log and then just divide by 5 or multiply by 4 and then convert it back. I just remember how to do this. Thanks. Answered by Harley Weston. 





4^x = 2^x + 12 solve for x 
20081002 

From Dave: 4^x = 2^x + 12 solve for x. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Exponential form 
20080925 

From Pat: The African bush elephant is the largest land animal and weighs about 8 tons. Write this amount in exponential form. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20080916 

From shawn: Write the product in exponential form: 5.5.5.2 Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is the derivative of (2^sinx)/(logbase4(2x+1))? 
20080916 

From Jesse: What is the derivative of (2^sinx)/(logbase4(2x+1)) Answered by Harley Weston. 





Solving Exponential Equations Using Logarithms 
20080915 

From Todd: 7(6^x)=6e^2x Answered by Janice Cotcher. 





2^x = 1,000,000 
20080906 

From Peter: How do I solve for "x" in the following equation: "2 to the power of x = 1,000,000" ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The square root of 2 the the X power 
20080905 

From Peter: How can I rewrite the expression: The square root of 2 the the X power? Answered by Penny Nom. 





1,679,616 as a power of 6 
20080903 

From Denise: express 1,679,616 in exponential form as a power of 6. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Solve e^x + e^(x+1) = 250 
20080825 

From Laura: "solve this equation correct to three decimals"
e^x + e^x+1= 250 Answered by Penny Nom. 





BEDMAS 
20080812 

From Rebecca: I have 3 questions.
1) I don't really understand BEDMAS.Im going in to the 6th grade and im
kind of nervis about it.?
2)When you're doing BEDMAS what does the small 3 or 2 above the
other numerals mean?
3)How would you answer this:5+2 x 9  9 x 12= ?? Answered by Janice Cotcher. 





Find the product of 2^35 and 5^38 in sci. notation. 
20080803 

From Peter: I am preparing for a competition and a lot of the noncalculator problems are like find the product of 2^35 and 5^38 in sci. notation. How would you do that? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Right Sided Limit of an Exponential Function 
20080729 

From joseph: I am trying to find the limit as X approaches 0 from the positive side of x to the sin of x
which look like this lim x^sinx
x>0+ Answered by Harley Weston. 





The number of digits in a really big exponent 
20080721 

From Pete: how would you find the number of digits in a really big exponent without a calculator? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20080703 

From Kent: How to write 8 365 005 106 in expanded and exponential form? May I request you also to explane how does it solve. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Write log_2 (1/8) = 3 in exponential form 
20080627 

From Jaime: how do you write log2 (1/8) = 3 in exponential form?
the 1/8 is a fraction and the 2 is a base of 2 Answered by Penny Nom. 





(2b^1c^3)^3 (b^4c^2)^0 
20080605 

From ashley: Simplify this expression
(2b^1c^3)^3 (b^4c^2)^0
Please help me. I not sure about the zero on the outside of parentheses. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The cube of 2y in exponential form 
20080519 

From Xiu: I dont get this question..
Write "the cube of 2y" in exponential form. I know the answer is (2y)^2 but i really don't understand why. Can you explain how to do this whole problem for me? Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





The inverse of a function 
20080503 

From keith: please help me find the inverse of this function:
h(t) = 2 + 4 ln(15t) Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





1(1P)^75=0.05 
20080405 

From Amy: 1(1P)^75=0.05 Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





The exponential form of x radical y to the third power 
20080330 

From Jennifer: what is the exponential for of x radical y to the third power Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20080216 

From annna: i already got the answer for what is the prime factorization of 648 which is 2x2x2x3x3x3x3
but how do i write that answer in exponential form? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Growth factor and growth rate 
20080213 

From william: what is the difference between growth factor and growth rate? Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Harley Weston. 





Negative Exponents 
20080129 

From Bill: t to the negative fourth power inside parenthesis to the ninth power
OVER
t to the negative fourth power inside parenthesis to the third power
I am confused on how to start the problem. What I did was invert the Ts to make them positive and I then multiplied the powers. I am not sure if this is the correct process. Answered by Harley Weston. 





x^3 y^(6) 
20080124 

From Bill: I need help completing this negative exponents problem:
x to the power of 3 multiplied by y to the power of negative 6.
What would the process to solving this problem be? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do I write the following in exponential form? 
20080109 

From Mandy: How do I write the following in exponential form?
( square root of a^2 b)^5 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20080108 

From liam: i was wondering if anyone could help me with this question and tell me how and what the did; exponetial form of 4 326 180 501 Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Multiplying exponentials 
20080102 

From jessie: Can you please explain how to put x^3 y^2 times x^1 y^3 in simplest exponential form? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Radicals in exponential form 
20080102 

From Andre: The title of the section in my textbook is to write each of the following
radicals in exponential form.
My question is how do u write the squareroot of 10 in exponential form? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20071130 

From Sasha: How do I write the number 127398 in exponential for? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential Growth 
20071119 

From lisa: Hi i am a 8th grader who is learning about algebra
and we are having test on exponent and i don't really get it
i asked my teacher and she told me i should pay more attention
so i want to know what exponential Growth means Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20071116 

From ashley: write a sentence for exponential form. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Why is the number 1 neither prime nor composite? 
20071108 

From amarilis: why is the number 1 neither prime nor composite? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Doubling every day 
20071007 

From Jerrie: Patti saved pennies for 10 days. The first day she saved 1 cent. Every day after that she saved twice as much as the day before. How much money did Patti save altogether? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





how do you get 9^59^4/8 to equal 9^4 
20071001 

From nathen: how do you get 9^59^4/8 to equal 9^4 Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Two power expressions 
20070929 

From James: find the values for a and b
(a*x to the power of 1*y)(1/2*x*y to the power of b)=6*y to the power of 6
please show me how to do this. Can I begin by taking out the powers? Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





Exponents 
20070926 

From Calvin: Exponential form
5 3exponent x 5 4exponent divide 5 2exponent Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Exponential regression 
20070924 

From Anonymous: I need help in finding this. Find a formula for exponential regression.
Determine how to calculate a and b in the formula.
Y = ba^x
where y is as a function of x. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Large exponents 
20070924 

From Kira: Is there an easy way to calculate a number with a large exponent? For example, 2(10)^35. Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Victoria West. 





Exponential form 
20070912 

From Ericha: How do I express 1,679,616 in exponential form as a power of 6 using a calculator? Answered by Stepehe La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





Prime factors in exponential form 
20070906 

From Michelle: how would you write this: factor 48 as a product of primes written in exponential form Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Exponential form 
20070905 

From jeanette: the African bush elephant is the largest animal and weighs 8 tons. write this amount in exponential form. Answered by Stephen la Rocque and Penny Nom. 





X^3 = 3/10 
20070905 

From ioana: If we have X at power 3 that result equally with 3/10 haw much X is ?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20070831 

From Victoria: The cost of each space shuttle is about $10,000,000.
Write this amount in exponential form. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Exponential form 
20070829 

From Emily: Write the Exponential Form of 125 x 25 and 81 x 27. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Logs and exponentials 
20070731 

From Marsia: Explain how the functions of exponents and logarithms relate to each other. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form: x^y 
20070622 

From Kishor: whats the easy way to calculate X raised to Y where y is much greater than x. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Solve for I 
20070523 

From Mark: A=4.9(B)*C^(.00925(D.542))* E^(.015(D))*E^(.013(F))* (G/B)^(.00825(D.225))* H^.877*(I/B)^.511*(J/B)^.319 Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Exponents and geometry 
20070512 

From Cynthia: Hi is (x^6)(x^4)1/2 = 5
And
How does 1/2(3.14)(4.1) =26.3917 Answered by Penny Nom and Stephen La Rocque. 





Understanding log equations 
20070510 

From Sean: The number, N, of people who have heard a rumor spread by mass media at time, t, in days is modelled by N (t) = a / 1+ be^ kt. If 50 people have heard the rumour initially and 300,000 people hear the rumour eventually, find a and b. If the rumour is initially spreading at the rate of 500 people per day, find k. Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is the square root of 729 to the third power? 
20070425 

From Tori: What is the square root of 729 to the third power? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20070416 

From Cassia: I was just wondering, how do you write the squared root of 7x(to the 5th) in
exponential form? If you could help explain that I'd be grateful. Thanks Answered by Brennan Yaremko. 





3 divided by 3 to it's fifth root 
20070406 

From Annie: How do I transform the equation 3 divided by 3 to it's fifth root to simple radical form
(getting the radical out of the denominator)? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Negative exponents 
20070314 

From cookie: (2.50x^3)  (3.0x^1)
please show me how to do this. The answer in the book is 7.5 x ^4 Answered by Penny Nom. 





exponential decay of Carbon14 
20070312 

From Christine: How do I set up the exponential decay formula for Carbon 14 with an initial amount of 1500 grams. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Exponential form of complex numbers 
20070212 

From Austin: When dealing with imaginary numbers in engineering, I am having trouble getting things into the exponential form. The equation is 1+i now I do know that re^(theta)i = r*cos(theta) + r*i*sin(theta). Just not quite understanding the order of operations. Thanks Answered by Penny Nom. 





Large exponents 
20070209 

From Nick: I am trying to figure out an extremely large number. It relates to the estimated number of bacterial divisions in 12775 generations of bacteria. The problem I need to solve is: 2^12775 or 2 to the power of 12,775. Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





Is 2^2 = 4 or 4? 
20070123 

From Joan: Is 2 squared, when written without parentheses around the 2, 4 or could this correctly be solved by squaring 2 (2 x 2) for an answer of 4? Or, to correctly get an answer of 4, would the problem have to read (2) squared? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Simplify (2x)^4 (1/2x^3)^2 
20070121 

From Sarah: Simplify (2x)^4 (1/2x^3)^2 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Negative exponents 
20070111 

From Bob: I have to write this "Y7" (but the 7 is an exponent) as a positive exponent. How? Answered by Penny Nom. 





After how many hours will the class have been notified? 
20061110 

From Brittany: A college math class consists of 32 students. On Monday at 9:00 a.m., the teacher tells one student to notify other students that the test scheduled for Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. has been cancelled. The model for the number of students in the class who will have heard this information after t hours is N=3232e^0.02t. After how many hours will the class have been notified? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Zero as an exponent 
20061028 

From Don: Any real number (except zero) to the zero power equals 1 correct? Question: If for example x to the zero power equals 1 What is x to the zero power equal to? What is (x) to the zero power equal to? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Putting things in exponent form 
20061018 

From Sheila: Write in exponential form 2 sq. root a with an exponent 5. I do not understand on how to do it. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A base number raised to the power of 0 
20060824 

From Sheila: I'm a 5th grade teacher and need some help with a base number raised to the power of 0 always being 1. My kids asked me why and I told them I'd find out. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A problem with exponents 
20060809 

From A student: (8a to the negative 2 b cube c to the negative 4/4a squared b to the negative 3 c squared) to the negative 2 Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





2 to the 5th power 
20060619 

From Murray: Is 2 to the 5th power = 32? Answered by Penny Nom. 





I want to calculate 0.00353 to the power 1.3 
20060514 

From Richard: I want to calculate 0.00353 to the power 1.3 How do I do it? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Geometric sequence and basic functions (graphs) 
20060420 

From Marlene: Which of the basic functions is related to the geometric sequence:
Linear, Quadratic, Rational, or Exponential?
Can you give me an example of how it would be used in normal life? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





An exponential function 
20060403 

From Meadow: The graph of an exponential function passes through the points (0,1) and (4,10) find the constant of growth or decay. State the function. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Exponential decay 
20060329 

From Casey: Fifty milligrams of a drug was injected into a patient at 6am. The drug is known to be eliminated according to the law of exponential decay. At 8.30am it was determined that 60% of the drug remained in the body. How many milligrams will remain in the body at midday? Answered by Penny Nom. 





3^4 and (3)^4 
20051217 

From Brad: What is the answer to
3^{4} = ?
(3)^{4} = ?
(3)^{4} = ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Express t as a function of d 
20051130 

From Matthew:
I have a problem on my homework I cant seem to figure out. Basically it gives me this Linear Regression Equation:
ln t=1.5 ln d0.8954
and it wants be to transform the equation expressing t as a function of d. For some reason I keep getting it wrong. Anyone got an idea of how to do this?
Answered by Penny Nom. 





(2^6) = ? 
20051029 

From Amy: My teacher gave me the problem (2^{6}) on our homework. She marked it wrong when I wrote down 64 for an answer. She said the correct answer was 64. Can you explain why it is 64? Answered by Penny Nom and Leeanne Boehm. 





2^10 = 1/2^x  1 
20041213 

From Randy: Could you explain to me how the following equation is solved please.
2^10 = 1/2^x  1 Answered by Harley Weston. 





e = ln(b/a) solve for a 
20041201 

From Daniel: I am trying to make "a" the subject of this equation "e = ln(b/a)" but am not sure if i'm doing it right. Any help would be appriciated, Answered by Claude Tardif. 





The last digit of a large exponent 
20041020 

From Landon: How can one determine the last digit of a large exponent by hand. I have seen several examples of how to do this by breaking it up into smaller exponents, but is there a formula or some common things to look for? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Manipulating exponents 
20041017 

From A student: I was wondering if you can describe the steps in getting the solution to the problem below. I have the solution of 5/3 in the back of a book, but I have no idea how that answer was reached.
2raised to the 100th power + 2raised to the 98th power divided by 2raised to the 100th power  2raised to the 98th power Answered by Penny Nom. 





Zero to the zero 
20040918 

From Greta: My name is Greta, and I am a 7th grader and my test is coming up. The question I would like to ask you is why 0 elevated to 0 is unidentified. Answered by Penny. 





x = 2^x 
20040712 

From A student: If the graphs of y=x and y=2^{x} are drawn on the same set of axes, they will intersect when x is equal to what?
(1)1
(2)2
(3)0
(4)They won't intersect.
I know the answer is number 4 by graphing which is permitted; however, I would like to know if there is any algebraic way to do this type of problem.If yes, please show me how.Thanks. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Algebraic simplification 
20040331 

From Chris: Simplifying Exponents
Question
b^5d^2/b^3d^8 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Large exponents 
20040326 

From John: I
have encountered problem with the lack of memory every calculator
seems to have. No calculator, on or off the computer, I've found
has the amount of memory or writing space to calculate the sums I want
to solve. The sums are in great importance for my continued progress.
The sums are following:
16777216^1310270, 16777215^995328, 16777215^786432 and 16777215^480000 Answered by Claude Tardif. 





x^x^x^x^... 
20040123 

From Ryan: you have a number say x and it is to the power of x which is to the power of x and so on infinite times like x^x^x^x^x^x^x^... i have to figure out what x is so that the answer is always 2 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Notation 
20030915 

From Kim:
Question: i have a couple of questions 1. write in standard form a)4x2x8 b) 5 to the power of 4 . . . Answered by Penny Nom. 





Why is 5 to the 0 power always 1? 
20030824 

From Crystal: Why is 5 to the 0 power always 1? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Solve x = y^z for z 
20030628 

From Nathan: If x = y^z is there a way to solve for z, if x and y are given, without guessing or already knowing the answer?
ie: 64 = 2^z 6 is the obvious value for z. Is there a way I could solve for this variable using a formula, which would also apply when more complex values were substituted for x and y? Answered by Penny Nom. 





5 to the power n 
20030528 

From Sam: What is the integer n for which
5 to the n power + 5 to the n power + 5 to the n power + 5 to the n power + 5 to the n power = 5 to the 25th power? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Rules of exponents 
20030505 

From Carl: Hi, I am a student who would like to recall how to multiply exponents. Here is such an equation: 6.02569 X 10^{25} X 5.25^{4} =?
Also, adding exponents. Don't I just add subtract the exponents separately? Such as 5^{23} +15^{12} =?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Manipulating exponents 
20030421 

From Denita: Rewrite using only positive exponents:
(4a^4b^2)^4 * (4a^ 3 bc^2)^ 3 Answered by Harley Weston. 





A sequence that converges to e 
20030316 

From Dane: Something I noticed fooling around with a calculator about 30 years ago. Considering e = 2.718281828459045.... Using Window's Calculator you will find 1.1^{11} = 2.8531167... 1.01^{101} = 2.731861... 1.001^{1001} = 2.71964085... 1.0001^{10001} = 2.71841774... 1.00001^{100001} = 2.7182954... 1.000001^{1000001}1 = 2.178231875... 1.0000001^{10000001} = 2.178219643... There apears to be a pattern. My conjecture is: 1.'infinite number of zeros'1^{1'infinite number of zeros'1} = e. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential notation 
20021019 

From Ivy: I understand how to figure out for example 4 to the power of 3,what I don't understand is how to figure it out using both negative numbers and negative exponents,as an exaple 4 to the power of 6 and what makes this different that (5) to the power of 7,please help me if you can.I am an adult taking correspondence and finding it quite frustrating. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponent 0 
20021002 

From Debbi: can you please tell me what the exponent 0 is (i.e. 7^{0}) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fractional exponents 
20020920 

From Jill: The problem is with fractional exponants: 10 1/3 mult. by 10,000 The 1/3 is an exponant of 10. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Negative exponents 
20020116 

From Julie: If z to the power of 4= 1/z4 then how would you solve 1/t2? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20011211 

From Crystal: Hi, I am asking a question on behalf of a homeschooling grade 11 student. She is having trouble with changing something like (3^{4})^{2} into a exponential form. First of all she needs to know what the term means "exponential form" and then the process of it. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Rules of exponents 
20011014 

From Carissa: how do you work this out? Investigate the relationship between a,b,c and d if 2^{a}*2^{b}=4^{c}/4^{d}? Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





Zero as an exponent 
20011004 

From Wendy: How do I explain to kids that i.e. 5 exponent 0 = 1? Does 0 exponent 0 = 1? Answered by Leeanne Boehm and Penny Nom. 





Earthquake warning 
20010903 

From Dillon: In the city of Skangai there are 6 million people.Each person has to tell 2 more people that theres going to be an earthquake. After they do they leave the city. There will be no duplications.It takes 3 minutes to tell each person. How long will it take for the whole city to know about the earthquake? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponential form 
20010606 

From A student: Hello can u please answer my question what is the exponent form of 8x8x8x8 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Conservation, consumption and population growth 
20010604 

From Steve: I'm trying to quantify the relation between conservation/consumption and population growth. For instance let's consider California: The 2000 census states that California's population grew from 29,760* in 41990 to 33,871 in 42000. I want to find r or rate of growth per year. Based on the exponential growth formula for population growth: . . . Answered by Penny Nom. 





Powers 
20010304 

From A student: Hey, can you show me how you do .. (2xy)to the 3rd power (x) to the 2nd power? Answered by Penny Nom. 





(2b+3)(b1) 
20010206 

From Melissa: Alright, lets say you are multiplying (2b+3)(b1) and you are using "FOIL" first you would get : 2b^{2}+2b3b3 then you add liketerms. when multiplying,if the bases are the same, add the exponents...does the same thing apply when you are adding the results of the multiplication even though it's addition? would the answer be 2b^{3}3b3 or would it be 2b^{2}b3? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Polynomials and exponents 
20010115 

From A student: I am duing a project in math on polynomials and exponents. I need a real life usage of polynomials and exponents for my project. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Exponents 
20010114 

From A student: I am wondering if a number raised to the second power is "squared" and a number raised to the third power is "cubed" is there a name for any number raised to any other power. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Graphing F(x) = 3^{x} 
20001106 

From Jose: graph the exponential problem F(x)=3^{x} Answered by Harley Weston. 





Isolating an exponent 
20000924 

From C. Scott: Suppose you invest $500.00 in an account that pays 10% interest compounded annually. How long will it take for this value to triple? A=p(1 + i)^{a} A=1500 i=0.1 1500=500(1.1)^{a} p=500 a=unknown How do you solve this problem algebraicly? How do you isolate the variable (a) when it is an exponent? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Manipulating powers 
20000913 

From Phil: 2^{1/5} x 4^{2/5} = ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Radioactive decay 
20000518 

From Catherine Sullivan: Please help me with the following: The radioactive isotope carbon14 is present in small quantities in all life forms, and it is constantly replenished until the organism dies, after which it decays to carbon12 at a rate proportional to the amount of C14 present, with a half life of 5730 years. Suppose C(t) is the amount of C14 at time t.  Find the value of the constant k in the differential equation: C'=kC
 In 1988 3 teams of scientists found that the Shroud of Turin, which was reputed to be the burial cloth of Jesus, contained 91% of the amount of C14 contained in freshly made cloth of the same material. How old is the Shroud according to the data?
Answered by Harley Weston. 





A colony of bacteria 
20000422 

From Nicci Demmin: Suppose that the bacteria in a colony can grow unchecked, by the law of exponential change. The colony starts with one bacterium and doubles every half hour. How many bacteria will the colony contain at the end of 50 hours? Answered by Penny Nom. 





y = x^x^x^x... 
20000405 

From Michael Hackman: Find the derivative of: y = x^x^x^x... on to infinity. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Compounding continuously 
20000321 

From Gina: You deposit $1500 in an account that pays 6.5% annual interest, compounded continuously. Find the balance after 10 years. I'm not sure what to do with the "compounded continuously" part. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Functions that satisfy f' = f 
20000316 

From Kevin Palmer: Recently my calculus teacher asked his students to try and find any functions whose derivatives where the exact same as the original function. The only function then I have determined that statement to be accurate in is all the natural exponential functions. Ex. f(x) = e^{x}, f'(x) = e^{x} If possible could you please email me all the functions that you can find in which the original function and its derivative is identical. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Logarithms 
19991216 

From Pierre: Can you please answer those three question  inverse or the exponential function.
logx 81 = 4, x expo4 = 81, x = +or 4square root 81, x = +or 3 s.s = {3} Why is 3 not acceptable.  .
. . Answered by Harley Weston. 





Log Cancel 
19991203 

From Justin Murray: Ok I feel like a goof because I know this and I cant think of an answer But I want to isolate the x in the function y=2^x how do I do this? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Zero to the zero 
19991202 

From A middle school teacher: I am a middle school teacher who is looking for a precise explanation of why zero raised to the zero power is undefined. I am hoping to get an explanation using something other than the fact that diividing by zero is undefined. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Get rich quick 
19991202 

From Holly Hutson: If one cent were placed in an investment that doubles in value every day, what would be the value of the investment at the end of 30 days? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A matching quiz 
19991120 

From William J. Ricciardi: I gave a matching quiz the other day and one of my students got all 9 incorrect. That got me thinking......What is the probability that someone could get all 9 questions incorrect? Answered by Peny Nom. 





Two derivatives 
19991116 

From Gina Renicker: The derivative of: y=e^{(xlnx)} and y=x^{2arctan(x1/2)} Answered by Harley Weston. 





(5)^2, 5^2 and (5)^2 
19991013 

From Jennifer Brown: What is the difference between the following problems: (5)^{2}, 5^{2} and (5)^{2} Our text book (Beginning Algebra, fourth edition, published by McGraw Hill, by Streeter, Huthison and Hoetzle) says the second and third problem are exactly the same. I don't see how that can be. Is there a mathematical rule that explains this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





2 to the x and x squared 
19990917 

From John: For what values of x is 2 to the exponent x greater than x squared? Answered by Harely Weston. 





Slopes of curved lines 
19990609 

From Stephen Ehrler: When one plots the graphs of y=2^{x}, y=3^{x}, y=x^{x} When each of these graphs pass through point (0,1) do they have the same slope? I know they are different lines but is it possable that they have the same slope at point (0,1). Answered by Harley Weston. 





The Binomial Theorem for rational exponents 
19990415 

From Angela Evans: The full question is this: Isaac Newton generalized the Binomial Theorem to rational exponents. That is, he derived series of expansions for such expressions as (x+y)^{3} (x+y)^{2/3} (x+y)^{5/6} What did Newton find? What are the first four terms of the series expansions of binomials above? How can this extended Binomial Thrm. be used to aid in calculations? Answered by Penny Nom. 





(4)^0 = ? 
19981202 

From Derek Yau: I would like to know why any number to the exponent 0 equals to 1 also, I would like you to please answer this question: (4)^0 = ? I know the answer is 1 but I am confused as to if it is a negative one or a positive one. Answered by Jack LeSage and Penny Nom. 





15 to the zero 
19980624 

From Mike Husken: My daughter has the problem: 15 with an exponent of zero=1. Could you help explain why? I would appreciate an answer soon as she has class tomorrow. thanks, Answered by Penny Nom and Patrick Maidorn. 





(50^20)(20^50) 
19980224 

From fion: 50 power of 20 X 20 power of 50? How many zero can be found in the answer and why? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Diagramming Powers 
19971015 

From David Fill: I am a teacher in Massachusettes. We have been diagramming numbers such as two to the third (a 3D cube). One of my students asked me how you would diagram two to the fourth. I have searched through all of my teachers books and cannot seem to find the answer to this question. Is there a way to diagram this? If there is, how would you do this? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Natural Logarithm Functions 
19970423 

From Rickson: The following two questions are some of my son's homework that he is having trouble with......any advice or assistance would be appreciated. (eX)5=1000.............the X and 5 are exponents lnx + ln(x+3) = ln10 In each question the problem is to find x. Answered by Harley Weston. 





How do you raise a number to an imaginary/complex power? 
19960703 

From Andy Golden: How do you raise a number to an imaginary/complex power? I know how you raise "e" to a complex power, like e^(pi*i): cos pi + i * sin pi But what about numbers other than "e"? What if I want to raise 5 to the 2i power? How is that done? Answered by Chris Fisher. 





a to the power zero 
19960603 

From Beti: Why is a number to the power 0 equal to 1? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Exponents 
19960225 

From Eric Cote: I want to know why the grade six math books tell you that the little number at the top right of another number (exponent) is called the power, but the grade seven and up books tell you it's called the exponent? Answered by Harley Weston. 





l'explication de 1  1,1 exposant 5 
20060812 

From Karin: Ma question est l'explication de 1  1,1 exposant 5 Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Exposant 
20050906 

From Enzo: Puisje savoir combien donne 2 exposant 100 ?
et 9 exposant 3012 ? Answered by Claude Tardif. 





le système RSA 
20050219 

From Un eleve: Je suis actuellement en classe préparatoire MP au lycée Henri Poincaré de Nancy et je souhaiterais obtenir des informations sur l'exponentiation modulaire car je réalise un TIPE sur la cryptographie et plus particulièrement le système RSA. pourriezvous m'indiquez en quoi consiste l'exponentiation modulaire et comment cela fonctionne. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Recherhce sur pi et exponentielle 
20010317 

From Cyril: étudiant a la fac de sciences de montpellier je cherche des informations concernant la demonstration suivante: "comment prouver que pi et exponentielle sont irrationnels?" Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Exposant à la 0 
20000704 

From Sylvie: J'aimerais savoir combien fait 0 exposant 0. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Le sang humain 
19981006 

From Golden: Le sang humain contient approximativement 2,5 x globules rouges. Chaque globule a un rayon de 0,004 mm. Si on le place ces globules bout a bout, quelle est la longeur de la chaine en millimetres? En kilometres? Compare toi avec la circonference de la terre (24 000 km) (Travail avec exposants) Answered by Claude Tradif. 

