When do I mutiply in an equation?

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• Mar 9th 2012, 07:50 PM
anewhobby
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?
• Mar 9th 2012, 09:19 PM
princeps
re: When do I mutiply in an equation?
Quote:

Originally Posted by anewhobby
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?

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

$2\sqrt[n] {5}=2 \cdot \sqrt[n] {5}$
• Mar 9th 2012, 09:29 PM
Wilmer
re: When do I mutiply in an equation?
Quote:

Originally Posted by anewhobby
When I see an equasion wirtten out....http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/...mg/7756371.jpg

That's not an equation; all equations have an = sign.
• Mar 10th 2012, 12:21 PM
anewhobby
Re: When do I mutiply in an equation?
Quote:

Originally Posted by princeps
$2^n\sqrt 5=2^n \cdot \sqrt 5$

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

thanks man.. that is what I thought.. cheers
• Mar 10th 2012, 01:25 PM
SpringFan25
Re: When do I mutiply in an equation?
to answer your "PS", the math bbcode on this site is [tex]