# Basic Math help Square Numbers, Fractions and Exponents

• Aug 6th 2011, 05:00 AM
Danny180
Basic Math help Square Numbers, Fractions and Exponents
Hey guys so I am teaching myself math from the start. But I don't know if I am getting it right or not.

So the first thing I came up to was Square Numbers.

Is it right that you multiply by itslf. So 22 (can't do the little 2 above it) would be 4?

The next one I did was Fractions, this is where I am lost.

So 3/5 = 2 is that right, is it just taking the top number from the bottom number? I am confused here, and if we get a question about fraction would it be like 4/7=3 or would it be in a diffrent way?

ok so the last one is Exponents.

Is it just multiplying the number by how many time the little number shows? so

33 = 12?

Thanks so much guys I hope this is what this forum is for, if it is it would be a gift from GOD!!!

Thanks so much!! (Rofl)
• Aug 6th 2011, 05:20 AM
skeeter
Re: Basic Math help Square Numbers, Fractions and Exponents
recommend you visit this site and choose the topic(s) you need help with ...

Practical Algebra Lessons
• Aug 6th 2011, 08:22 AM
Danny180
Re: Basic Math help Square Numbers, Fractions and Exponents
I toook a look at the page but it is a bit over my current knowlage.
I have to start from the basics.
Is there anyone who can help?
• Aug 6th 2011, 09:17 AM
Quacky
Re: Basic Math help Square Numbers, Fractions and Exponents
$2^2=4$, yes

$\frac{3}{5}$ Means ' $3$ out of $5$', which is to say that is you split a cake into $5$ pieces, you would have $3$ of them. Numerically speaking it's a way of saying ' $3$ divided by $5$' which can be written in decimal form as 0.6 through short division.

$3^3=3\times 3\times 3 = 27$
$3^4=3\times 3\times 3\times 3 = 81$

Hope it helped.
• Aug 6th 2011, 09:19 AM
skeeter
Re: Basic Math help Square Numbers, Fractions and Exponents
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danny180
I toook a look at the page but it is a bit over my current knowlage.
I have to start from the basics.
Is there anyone who can help?