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butchichay
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Joined: 04 Sep 2006 Posts: 2




Hi,
Would anyone know how to compute for an exponential of a number?
For example,
4^2 = 16
What should i do with 4 to get 16?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks! 

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Craq Giegerich
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Joined: 19 May 2007 Posts: 1512 Location: Virginia, USA




butchichay wrote: 
Hi,
Would anyone know how to compute for an exponential of a number?
For example,
4^2 = 16
What should i do with 4 to get 16?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks! 
4 ** 2
Did you try looking in the manual. 

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Phrzby Phil
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Joined: 31 Oct 2006 Posts: 968 Location: Richmond, Virginia




** is also fairly conventional, so always a good guess for your test. 

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butchichay
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Joined: 04 Sep 2006 Posts: 2




Thanks for the reply!
It was really of big help! 

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arpita soni
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Joined: 19 Jun 2007 Posts: 3 Location: mumbai




Hi,
Kindly let me know the way how to compute the exponential of a number:
e.g:
5 ^ 4
= 32 combinations.
answer to the above query has not been provided. 

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dick scherrer
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Joined: 23 Nov 2006 Posts: 19270 Location: Inside the Matrix




Hello,
How to calculate an "exponential" is posted already in the topic
What does this mean?
Quote: 
5 ^ 4
= 32 combinations.

5 raised to the 4th is not 32  2 raised to the 4th is 32 and that is what is shown in the previous info.
Please show what you mean by 32 combinations. . . 

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tosaurabh20
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Joined: 08 Jun 2007 Posts: 26 Location: Noida




2 raise to power of 4 is not 32.
it is 2 raise to power of 5 which comes out to be 32.
which can be interpreted as 2**5 in cobol.
Thanks
Saurabh 

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dick scherrer
Site Director
Joined: 23 Nov 2006 Posts: 19270 Location: Inside the Matrix




Hello,
My bad  didn't check well when keying this
Quote: 
Quote:
5 ^ 4
= 32 combinations.
5 raised to the 4th is not 32  2 raised to the 4th is 32 
As has been pointed out, 2 to the 5th is 32. What i was trying to point out is that 5 to the 4th isn't 32 (unless that also was a typo. . .
Thanx for the correction 

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