convert to scientific notation

Randall Reetz randall at randallreetz.com
Mon Apr 20 20:32:56 EDT 2009


Thanks terry... Too much coffee today...

-----Original Message-----
From: "Terry Judd" <tsj at unimelb.edu.au>
To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: 4/20/2009 5:19 PM
Subject: Re: convert to scientific notation

As in 27^(1/3) = 3?

Terry...


On 21/04/09 9:53 AM, "Randall Lee Reetz" <randall at randallreetz.com> wrote:

> I can't remember how to use power function "^" to find the nth root
> of a number.  To find the 2ndth root of a number we can use the "sqrt
> ()" function.  But to find the nth root????
> 
> For instance, lets say I want to convert a number to scientific
> notation (the 10th root of that number)... I used to know how to use
> the power function to do this.  Anyone remember how to do it?
> 
> I tried to get the 10th root (scientific notation) of 100  (which
> should = 2) by:     100^(1/10) ... but that isn't it.
> 
> Any ideas?  I feel brain dead.
> 
> Randall
> 
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