Hi,

I'm a little confused with a problem (very!) early on in the 5th edition of Stroud's Engineering Mathematics.

F1 (pg. 69), #14c

Write each of the following as a number raised to a power:

The answer given is:

Naively, I thought:

Although I guess would be appropriate according to the wording of the question.

Clearly I'm missing something fundamental, can someone please point me in the right direction?