# can this be represented clearer?

• Apr 1st 2008, 10:04 AM
slider
can this be represented clearer?
Hello,

If I have a group of numbers I want to multiply such as $2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2$ I can just write $2^{4}$ But what if I have $2 \times 3 \times 2 \times 2$?

I know I can use a product, for example lets say that the number is a random digit between 2 and 3

$\prod_{x=0}^{4}RAND(2,3)$

Is the the best way, and are there any alternatives?

Thanks!
• Apr 1st 2008, 10:13 AM
janvdl
Quote:

Originally Posted by slider
But what if I have $2 \times 3 \times 2 \times 2$?

$2^{3}3$

I can't see an easier way than this.
• Apr 1st 2008, 10:20 AM
slider
Quote:

Originally Posted by janvdl
$2^{3}3$

I can't see an easier way than this.

Thanks for the reply. That is very clear but I need a formula. I used those numbers as an example.
• Apr 1st 2008, 12:03 PM
topsquark
Do you mean, for example, you have the number 0.2322 and you want a formula that will give you 2 x 3 x 2 x 2 from it?

-Dan
• Apr 1st 2008, 08:37 PM
slider
Quote:

Originally Posted by topsquark
Do you mean, for example, you have the number 0.2322 and you want a formula that will give you 2 x 3 x 2 x 2 from it?

-Dan

No, but that seems interesting, I would like to hear more about what you mean. As for my original question I think a \prod is as good as it gets, but thanks anyway.