i am unsure.
from here, i would divide the two to the other side, making it.
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that is an option on my paper, but i am still confused to the significance of what the 5 is?
actually, as I was just sitting here thinking, is that the number it would represent that was sharing the powers?
ummm, is
see http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...tial-form.html
and look at your statement again. you said x = 5^2 means x is the squareroot of 5. that makes no sense. if x = 5^2, it means x is the square of 5, since if we square 5, we get 5^2 which is equal to x