







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. 





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 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. 





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. 





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. 





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 
20120904 

From angie: How do i write 9^5 in exponential form? 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. 





(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. 





Two algebraic expressions 
20101029 

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





(5xy)^5 
20100910 

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





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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

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





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. 





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. 





(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. 





1(1P)^75=0.05 
20080405 

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





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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 
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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





3^4 and (3)^4 
20051217 

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





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





Manipulating powers 
20000913 

From Phil: 2^{1/5} x 4^{2/5} = ? 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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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 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. 

