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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slider View Post
    But what if I have 2 \times 3 \times 2 \times 2?
    2^{3}3

    I can't see an easier way than this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janvdl View Post
    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.
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    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.
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