# 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 .. $5^8$ – Maher May 11 '14 at 19:08
• thanks ........... – Maher May 11 '14 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.) – Rahul May 11 '14 at 23:07
• How do you do a paper to a negative letter? I.e. 5 to the power of minus $t$? Thanks. – itshanks Nov 19 '16 at 11:03
• You write it as $5^{-t}$. – Pablo Ivan Dec 19 '16 at 22:12
• @PabloIvan Could provide the MathJax code for negative powers? – Gnoliz May 30 '18 at 6:14
• The code is 5^{-t} – Pablo Ivan May 31 '18 at 11:41
• \$5^{2}\$ is the way to write exponents, $5^{2}$ . – Henok Tesfaye May 16 at 8:39