Same, I thought blank would best resemble the look on my face while trying to figure wth this is doing here. -- Goggalor: "Freedom of speech is not freedom of asshattery."

I haven't been to school for over twenty years. They have come up with waaaaaaaaay different ways to write equations. I don't have the slightest idea what the ^ or the * is even supposed to represent.

I haven't been to school for over twenty years. They have come up with waaaaaaaaay different ways to write equations. I don't have the slightest idea what the ^ or the * is even supposed to represent.

The ^ means that you agree with the above poster. The * either represents a letter missing to fulfill profanity like a***ole or S*it or it could be a mount for a kiss emote like :*.

I haven't been to school for over twenty years. They have come up with waaaaaaaaay different ways to write equations. I don't have the slightest idea what the ^ or the * is even supposed to represent.

^ is the raised to a power notation if your typing (if writing just to superscript) (IE exponent)

It is not clear if the end "x7" is meant to be multiplying the "0.5" (in which case the answer is 16,384) or if it is meant to be multiplying the entire "(2^4)^0.5" (in which case the answer would be 28). So IMHO, it would have been better to write the equation either:

((2^4)^0.5)*7 Or (2^4)^(0.5*7)

I think I am the grandpa of the forum, my age is 101010. -- /)_/) ( . . ) C(")(")

I haven't been to school for over twenty years. They have come up with waaaaaaaaay different ways to write equations. I don't have the slightest idea what the ^ or the * is even supposed to represent.

^ is the raised to a power notation if your typing (if writing just to superscript) (IE exponent)

* means multiply look at your number pad.

So that is why there is a little asshole above the 9 on my number pad. By looking at the way the equation was laid out I figured the caret was an exponent. When I first learned algebra, there was a lot of chalk dust involved.

I'm still trying to figure out when they changed the answer to -5² -- It was morning, and I found myself mourning for a childhood that I thought had disappeared.

It is not clear if the end "x7" is meant to be multiplying the "0.5" (in which case the answer is 16,384) or if it is meant to be multiplying the entire "(2^4)^0.5" (in which case the answer would be 28). So IMHO, it would have been better to write the equation either:

((2^4)^0.5)*7 Or (2^4)^(0.5*7)

I think I am the grandpa of the forum, my age is 101010.