Meaning of symbol: ^

bleuetrose

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… (x^2 - 4 ) = (x^2 - 2^2 ) = (x - 2)(x + 2) …
Sorry for this question, but I am new in your forum. My question is about this symbol ^. Is that ^ means multiplication?
 
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Sorry for this question …
You don't need to apologize, for asking math questions here! :)

We use the caret symbol ^ to show an exponent.

Type \(\displaystyle x^{2}\) like this: x^2

Type \(\displaystyle a^{m + n}\) like this: a^(m + n)

You can learn more notations for typing math expressions at Formatting Math as Text.

That link also appears in the forum guidelines, along with other useful information.

Welcome to the boards. :cool:
 

bleuetrose

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Thank you very much for the explanation ! :)
 
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