# exponents with a decimal pount

#### Jonroberts74

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?

thanks!

#### Plato

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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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