exponents with a decimal pount

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When I try to input something like 32^(1.4) into LaTeX it comes out like \(\displaystyle 32^1.4\) How do I get it to post in the correct format?

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When I try to input something like 32^(1.4) into LaTeX it comes out like \(\displaystyle 32^1.4\) How do I get it to post in the correct format?
Because \(\displaystyle 1.4=\frac{7}{5}\) then \(\displaystyle 32^{\frac{7}{5}}=\sqrt[5]{32^7}=2^7\)

To see the LaTeX click the reply with quote option. When the is more that one character in an exponent use {}.
 
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