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    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!!
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    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
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    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?
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    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

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    Re: Basic Math help Square Numbers, Fractions and Exponents

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny180 View Post
    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?
    if that link was too advanced, then try this one ...

    dansmath - lessons page - basic skills

    if this site doesn't work for you, then I recommend you google basic math to find a site that meets your needs.

    please note that MHF is not a "teaching" site ... the goal here is to provide help w/ specific problems with which a student is already familiar.
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    Re: Basic Math help Square Numbers, Fractions and Exponents

    For the fractions, you can learn from the basics at the site Fractions Worksheets
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