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Subject:Re: Calling all math whizzes From:Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:06:12 -0400
Either would work. Most IT types will recognize it as it is an accepted way
of indicating superscript, especially, but not exclusively, when you only
have ASCII to work with.
That being said, I prefer seeing exponents superscripted. There's less
chance of confusion, and it looks prettier, darn it.
On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I answered my own question about using *2<sup>80</sup>*.
> Wouldn't this be more commonly understood by non-math majors.
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 10:56 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > Thanks... will the intended audience understand?
> > Doesn't HTML support superscript? (It's been awhile since I dabbled in
> > HTML.)
> > On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 10:54 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com
> > wrote:
> >> Yes. It's commonly used when superscript is not available.
> >> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > I've never seen this nomenclature before: 2^80
> >> >
> >> > Does this mean 2 to the 80th power?
> >> >
> >> > Is there a better way to express it, such as eliminating the carat and
> >> > superscripting the 80?
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