what does this symbol mean

• February 17th 2010, 12:16 PM
tracey0245
what does this symbol mean
un=5*(0.4)^(n-1)

can someone please how is this written manually, i mean the ^ symbol and the *, are these just pc terms, or do they remain the same when written manually, thanks
• February 17th 2010, 12:36 PM
pickslides
Quote:

Originally Posted by tracey0245
un=5*(0.4)^(n-1)

can someone please how is this written manually, i mean the ^ symbol and the *, are these just pc terms, or do they remain the same when written manually, thanks

Just PC terms for 'multiplication' and 'to the power of'
• February 17th 2010, 12:51 PM
tracey0245
thank you that clears that little mystery up
• February 17th 2010, 01:06 PM
Plato
Quote:

Originally Posted by tracey0245
un=5*(0.4)^(n-1)
can someone please how is this written manually, i mean the ^ symbol and the *, are these just pc terms, or do they remain the same when written manually, thanks

You can use LaTeX tags to show symbols.
$$u_n=5\cdot (0.4)^{n-1}$$ gives $u_n=5\cdot (0.4)^{n-1}$.
• February 22nd 2010, 08:50 PM
nehaasen
hi
yes, otherwise this symbol used for mathematical calculation.

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