# Tagged Questions

Questions about exponentiation, the operation of raising a base $b$ to an exponent $a$ to give $b^a$.

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### Calculate, simplify and expand exponents with complex numbers

Can we somehow calculate $a^z$ where z is a complex number ? Does normal exponent rules like : $$a^b\cdot a^c=a^{b+c}$$ Still work when complex numbers are in the exponent ? For example, do these ...
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### Why don't parentheses matter in this case of multipication

Very basic question but can't seem to wrap my head around why this happens. Normally parentheses indicate that the operation inside must be carried out first. In this case: (a * a * a)*(a * a * a * ...
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### Exponents using non integers

Let’s imagine that the number of rabbits in a field doubles each month. If we start with 6 rabbits, how many rabbits would be in the field after 10 weeks, given that 4 weeks = 1 month? I would think ...
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### How to evaluate $\log(1 - x)$ in terms of $\log(x)$?

I can do this using the following relation: $$\log(1 - x) = \log(1 - \exp(y))$$ Here $y = \log(x)$ is always a negative number. However, I was wondering whether it's possible to compute $\log(1 - x)$...
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### Exponentiation with negative base and properties

I was working on some exponentiation, mostly with rational bases and exponents. And I stuck with something looks so simple: $(-2)^{\frac{1}{2}}$ I know this must be $\sqrt{-2}$, therfore must be ...
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### What operations have represented 2^2? [closed]

I knew = 2.2 and 2.2= 2+2 What operations have represented 2^2? ? = 3+3+3=9 ; 3.3.3=81 and continue is . what is representation for operations ? I assume to have a operation, it is called f. I ...
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### Find the $n$-th power of complex number

Let $z=1+2i$ be a complex number. Prove that for any $n \in \mathbb{N}^*$, the number $z^n$ has the following form: $a_n+ib_n$, with $a_n,b_n \in \mathbb{Z}$. I guess the solution lies in the ...
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### Jordan form of a power of Jordan block?

How, in general, does one find the Jordan form of a power of a Jordan block? Because of the comments on this question I think there is a simple answer.
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### How to solve $1/{4a^{-2}}$

Can i write $1/4a^{-2}$ as $4a^2$ ? Or is the right answer to do it like: $$1/4a^{-2} = 1/4 \cdot 1/a^{-2} = 1/4 \cdot a^2 = a^2/4$$ In the problem there is no parenthesis around $4a$ but assuming ...
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### What is the actual meaning of power which is less than 1? [duplicate]

$3^4 = 3 \cdot 3 \cdot 3 \cdot 3$ $3^2 = 3 \cdot 3$ $3^1 = 3$ But my problem is for below 1: Example: $3^{0.7} = \ ?$ Can you please explain it to clear my doubt?
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### How to simplify modular exponential expressions with factorial as exponents?

Said I have the following expression: n = 39^50! mod 2251 By Fermat's Little Theorem: 39^2250 = 1 mod 2251 Solving: 2250 = 50.45 n = 39^50.49.48.47.46.45.44! mod 2251 Let b = 49.48.47.46.44! , ...
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### Solve exponential inequality

I've come across the following exponential inequality and, unfortunately, I encountered some difficulties trying to solve it. $$\left | x \right |^{2x^2 - 3x + 1} \leq 1, x \in \mathbb{R}$$ I ...
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### Function $f: \mathbb{Z} \to \mathbb{Z}^n$ related to $\sum_{k=1}^{x} k^n$.

The sequence $\{a_0,a_1,...a_x\}$ has closed form $a_n=\sum_{i=0}^{\infty} \Delta^i(0) {n \choose i}$ where $\Delta a_n$ denotes the operation mapping $a_n$ to $a_{n+1}-a_n$ and $\Delta^i(0)$ is ...
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### Simplify the following expression

$$\left(\frac{4}{27}\right)^{3/2}$$ I am trying to figure out how to solve this problem and my teacher was not explaining it well enough for me to grasp it. Can anybody maybe help me with step-by-...
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### Where does this equation come from? [duplicate]

Since I study 3 years i ask myself very often where does this equation come from? $$e^{i\theta} = \cos(\theta)+i \sin(\theta)$$ Is it found by series expansion?
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### Is it possible to convert $y = a^x + b^x$ to the form of $y = a \cdot b^x$?

I don't think this is possible, but I wanted to ask people who know more than me. Is it possible to convert $y = a^x + b^x$ to the form of $y = a \cdot b^x$?
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### Find the value of $x$ if $x^{x^4} =4$

Find the value of $x$ if $x^{x^4}=4$. Given options are $2^{1/2}$ $-2^{1/2}$ Both 1. & 2 None of the above From option verification, we get option 3. as correct one. But is there any real ...
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### $((-a)^3)^{1/2}\ne(-a)^{3*1/2}?$

The original problem is $\sqrt{(-a)^{3}}\sqrt{(-a)}$ I attempted to solve this as the following way: $\sqrt{(-a)^{3}}\sqrt{(-a)} = (-a)^{\frac{3}{2}}(-a)^{\frac{1}{2}}=(-a)^{2}=a^{2}$ However, I ...
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### Fermat's Little Theorem and Euler's Theorem

I'm having trouble understanding clever applications of Fermat's Little Theorem and its generalization, Euler's Theorem. I already understand the derivation of both, but I can't think of ways to use ...
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### Solve $4 \times2^x+3^x=5^x$ without any sort of calculator

Is there a way i can solve the following equation only by using high school mathematics? $$4 \times2^x+3^x=5^x$$ I tried writing $5$ as $2+3$ but didn't get any result. After that i tried to divide ...
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### When is $\sqrt{x/y^2}$ equal to $\sqrt{x}/y$?

The solution to the quadratics is given by $r = -\dfrac{b}{2a}\pm\sqrt{\dfrac{b^2-4ac}{4a^2}}$, which is shortened to $r = -\dfrac{b}{2a}\pm\dfrac{\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}$, but I'm wondering how if this ...
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### Is there an imaginary Exponent with $a^x=-b$ while a,b>0

Is there an imaginary Exponent $x$ with $a^x=-b$ while a,b>0 ? An where could something like this be used?
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### question concerning tetration to infinity.

So I read on-line that $$x^{x^{x^{x^{x^{x}}}}}=2$$ where number of x goes to infinity can be solved by solving $$x^{2}=2$$ so by the same logic \...
### Meaning of imaginary part of $\int_0^6 e^{x^3} dx$
I was fooling around while waiting for a page to load and came across the following "contradiction". Let $x=(-1)^{i}$. Then $x^{i}=(-1)^{i\cdot i}=(-1)^{-1}=-1$. Thus, \$x=\left(x^{i}\right)^{-i}=(-1)^...