When do I mutiply in an equation?

When I see an equasion wirtten out, somtimes they leave out the * to make it quicker to read... if I see

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/...mg/7756371.jpg

Dose this say..

(2 to the power of n) * (square root of 5) ?

PS - isn't there a math BBcode on this site?

re: When do I mutiply in an equation?

Quote:

Originally Posted by

**anewhobby**

$\displaystyle 2^n\sqrt 5=2^n \cdot \sqrt 5$

$\displaystyle 2\sqrt[n] {5}=2 \cdot \sqrt[n] {5} $

re: When do I mutiply in an equation?

Quote:

Originally Posted by

**anewhobby**

That's not an equation; all equations have an = sign.

Re: When do I mutiply in an equation?

Quote:

Originally Posted by

**princeps** $\displaystyle 2^n\sqrt 5=2^n \cdot \sqrt 5$

$\displaystyle 2\sqrt[n] {5}=2 \cdot \sqrt[n] {5} $

thanks man.. that is what I thought.. cheers

Re: When do I mutiply in an equation?

to answer your "PS", the math bbcode on this site is [tex]