# what does this symbol mean in maths ^ ?

### 10 Answers

- KrishnamurthyLv 73 weeks ago
The exponent symbol on a keyboard is known as ^.

Such that 3 to the power 4 would be written as 3^4.

To use this symbol press down shift and the number 6 on your keyboard.

- ComoLv 71 month ago
`` Raised to power of ``

Examples

2^3 = 2 x 2 x 2 = 8

3^3 = 3 x 3 x 3 = 27

10^3 = 10 x 10 x 10 = 1000

- sepiaLv 71 month ago
The exponent symbol on a keyboard is known as ^.

Such that 3 to the power 4 would be written as 3^4.

To use this symbol press down shift and the number 6 on your keyboard.

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- SGLv 51 month ago
It adds an exponent to the equation.

Example: 8^3.

The number 8 is the base, and the number 3 is the exponent.

- Anonymous1 month ago
It is the caret symbol. It signifies the root of a quantity. Example:

2^n means the nth root of 2. Simple.

- 1 month ago
It’s a carrot (quite sure that’s not how you spell it in math but that’s how it’s pronounced. Your use it when you talk about powers. I.e. x^2 You’d read that as “x to the second power”

- L. E. GantLv 71 month ago
In formal mathematics, it doesn't mean anything. However, when it comes to text-based response areas like under yahoo or other places, it gets used to show exponentiation. The reason is that it isn't always convenient to use a superscript

This is the correct answer.