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

marked as duplicate by user61527, Ayman Hourieh, Alexander Gruber May 11 '14 at 19:06

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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

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    let's try and see .. $5^8$ – Maher May 11 '14 at 19:08
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    thanks ........... – Maher May 11 '14 at 19:09
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    @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 at 6:14
  • The code is 5^{-t} – Pablo Ivan May 31 at 11:41

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