# Brackets

• Nov 21st 2010, 12:37 PM
frog
Brackets
Does anyone know what it means when you have a bracket to the power of a " + "?

Does it make everything within the bracket positive?
• Nov 21st 2010, 12:40 PM
DrSteve
I think you need to clarify your question. What do you mean by a bracket?
• Nov 21st 2010, 12:41 PM
e^(i*pi)
I don't understand what you mean? Do you have an example?

A positive exponent (which I'm guessing what you mean) means you multiply the base by itself on the exponent time. For example $x^2 = x \cdot x$. Contrast with a negative exponent which means taking the reciprocal $x^{-2} = \dfrac{1}{x \cdot x}$
• Nov 21st 2010, 12:55 PM
frog
Apologies brackets! ()^+
• Nov 21st 2010, 01:00 PM
Plato
Quote:

Originally Posted by frog
Apologies brackets! ()^+

That could mean anything.