## Raising a Number to a Power

To square a number (raise the number to the second power), use the
key. For example,
3 ^{2} can be calculated by entering

3

Another way to calculate 3 ^{2} is to use the
key. Enter

3 2

In general, the key can be used to raise a number
to any specific power. To calculate 4^{3} enter

4 3

To calculate the cube root of 8 (8^{1/3}) enter

8
1
3

Access the x^{-1} key by pressing
.
This will raise a number to the -1 power.

To number e can be raised to any power. To calculate e^{-1.2} enter

1.2