OpenOffice Tutorial: Enter expressions with exponents (powers)
- This screencast demonstrates how to enter expressions with exponents. In this example we are going to enter the expression "x to the power of y."
- To do this, first click on the "math commands window" here.
- Now, first we need to type in the "base." For this example we are going to use the variable "x" as the base. Just type it in.
- Next, type in a "caret" ( ^ ). You can do this by pressing and holding the shift key and pressing the no. six (6) key once. Release the shift key after.
- Now, enter the exponent that you want to use by typing it enclosed in "braces" or "curly brackets" like this.
- As you can see, in this example we have entered the variable "y."
- Good! As you can see the expression "x to the power of y" has now been displayed.
- Take note that besides single variables or numbers, you can also enter whole expressions as exponents.
- Do this by typing the expression you want within the "braces" like so.
- For this example we shall use "y+1" as the exponent.
- Congratulations! You have learned how to enter expressions with exponents. Congratulations!
by Kaj Kandler
Enter expressions with exponents (powers)
This screencast demonstrates how to enter expressions with exponents in OpenOffice.org Math. You learn:
- How to look for the Commands Window.
- How to enter "exponents."
- How to enter expressions with exponents.
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