• What does the ^ symbol mean?
    • bostjan64
      Raise to a power. It means the number is multiplied by itself the number of times indicated by the power. A ^ 3, for example, is A x A x A. B ^ 5 would be B x B x B x B x B. So 3 ^ 3 = 3 x 3 x 3 = 27. But 3 ^ 27 is not the same as 27 ^ 3, and there is no defined rule for whether you work left to right (as with addition/multiplication) or right to left (as you typically perform all operations inside of the exponent first) in this instance.
    • ll..Mayvi..ll
      im not good at math but im pretty sure it 729
    • bostjan64
      Sorry, that is not correct.
  • Guess no one knows
  • Any mathematics people here?
  • Not a math person at all. I tried to follow your directions above and got 81.
  • 7625597484987
  • In computer if we have (3+3*3) the machine will first calculate the 3*3 and then add the result to the first 3 which will be 27. But if we have (3*3*3) the computer will see that all operators have the same precedence so it really depends on the calculator. for example python will calculate the exponent operator (it is ** there) from right to left and your answer there would be 7,625,597,484,987. But for example in many calculators (Like windows calculator) they are calculated from left to right and it will show the 19,683 as answer. So it really depends on your point of view in this particular case. but If we right them as the staircase we all know then the correct way to solve it is 3^(3^3) = 3^27 = 7,625,597,484,987 That is why most recent programming languages calculate exponent from right to left I hope it helped you and good luck
  • Avoid ambiguity: use parentheses.
  • 3^3 = 3*3*3 = 27 27^3 = 27*27*27 = 19683 But that's an assumption since there are no parenthesis. It can also be 3^(3^3) which is 7.6 trillion. I assumed it's (3^3)^3

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