## 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
.
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
.