# Thread: When do I mutiply in an equation?

1. ## 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

Dose this say..

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

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

2. ## re: When do I mutiply in an equation?

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

Dose this say..

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

PS - isn't there a math BBcode on this site?
$2^n\sqrt 5=2^n \cdot \sqrt 5$

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

3. ## re: When do I mutiply in an equation?

Originally Posted by anewhobby
When I see an equasion wirtten out....
That's not an equation; all equations have an = sign.

4. ## Re: When do I mutiply in an equation?

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

5. ## Re: When do I mutiply in an equation?

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