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


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 43 enter

4 3

To calculate the cube root of 8 (81/3) 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