# How to write powers ( exponents ) in a proper way? [duplicate]

I don't how to write the powers or the exponents and the other mathematical expressions

You write exponents like so:

$\$$(base of exponent)^(power)\$$ For example, 2 to the power of 5 would be written as$\$$2^5\$$. That looks like $2^5$

I recommend reading the MathJax tutorial for a full guide on how to type these symbols.

http://www.meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/5020/mathjax-basic-tutorial-and-quick-reference

• let's try and see .. $5^8$ May 11, 2014 at 19:08
• thanks ........... May 11, 2014 at 19:09
• @Maher: Note that to write exponents longer than a single character, you need to use braces: 2^10 is $2^10$ but 2^{10} is $2^{10}$. (Of course, you can write $2^{9}$ as 2^{9} as well.)
– user856
May 11, 2014 at 23:07
• How do you do a paper to a negative letter? I.e. 5 to the power of minus $t$? Thanks. Nov 19, 2016 at 11:03
• You write it as $5^{-t}$. Dec 19, 2016 at 22:12
• @PabloIvan Could provide the MathJax code for negative powers? May 30, 2018 at 6:14
• The code is 5^{-t} May 31, 2018 at 11:41
• \$5^{2}\$ is the way to write exponents, $5^{2}$ . May 16, 2019 at 8:39