i get powers, but whats a base?

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- Feb 21st 2008, 03:09 AMGraffitixgirlWhats a BASE???
i get powers, but whats a base?

- Feb 21st 2008, 03:26 AMDivideBy0
In $\displaystyle a^b$, $\displaystyle a$ is the base and $\displaystyle b$ is the power.

- Feb 21st 2008, 03:53 AMGraffitixgirl
hmmm

Attachment 5143 - Feb 21st 2008, 04:07 AMCharbel
- Feb 21st 2008, 04:14 AMGraffitixgirl
nonono

? *9* not a... lolz - Feb 21st 2008, 04:16 AMRebesques
Doesn't matter what it is, because all your base are belong to us.

(sorry... couldn't help myself) - Feb 21st 2008, 04:41 AMCharbel
LOL

so 26 = ?^9???

if so ... to get rid of the nine ... you take power of 1/9 both sides...

(26)^(1/9) = ?^(9)(1/9)

26^(1/9) = ? ^ 1

26^(1/9) = ?

... calculator says ... 1.43621

BUTTT

if you question is 2^6 = ?^9

do the same thing...

2^6(1/9) = ?^9(1/9)

2^2/3 = ?

2^2/3 is the same as ...

$\displaystyle

\sqrt[3]{2^2}

$

hope this help but i feel like it didnt :P - Feb 21st 2008, 05:25 AMcolby2152
All your base are belong to us.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself!(Rofl)(Giggle)

**EDIT**: Rebs beat me to it! - Apr 4th 2008, 01:25 PMAlgebraAnswersBase
Base, as stated above, is b in the b^n form. This also relates to base when referring to the base of a positional numeral system.

Standard numbers are base 10 where each position is represented as 10^n where n is its position. Example: 236 = 2*10^2 + 3*10^1 + 6*10^0

For a binary number the base is two. 1010 = 1*2^3 + 1*2^1 (this number is the same as 10 in base 10)