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 43 enter 4 3 .



To calculate the cube root of 8, (81/3) enter 8 1 3 .

To raise a number to the -1 power use the key. To calculate 5-1 enter 5 .

The number e can be raised to any power. To calculate e-1.2 enter 1.2 .