# Thread: Basic Math help Square Numbers, Fractions and Exponents

1. ## 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!!

2. ## 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

3. ## 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?

4. ## 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.

5. ## Re: Basic Math help Square Numbers, Fractions and Exponents

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?
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.

6. ## Re: Basic Math help Square Numbers, Fractions and Exponents

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