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In today’s article, you’ll learn how to Type an Exponent on Phone and PC, Excel, and Google Docs. This is the basic idea behind typing exponents. So, if you want to type any exponent easily on your keyboard, you need to find the Alt Code for that exponent and then type the Alt Code while holding down the Alt key. In business documents, factors are often used. Exponents are used in math expressions to raise a number to a power. In compound interest formulas, which are used in finance, you will see exponents.

The best way to make an exponent on a computer is to use the superscript function of a word processor. Simple text editors don’t have a way to format text as superscript, so you can use a caret or a double asterisk instead. When working with mathematical expressions and calculations, exponents are often used. An exponent is a small number that goes above another number or variable and shows how many times the base number should be multiplied by itself. It can be hard to type exponents on a keyboard because they are not usually on the regular keys. Here’s how to Type an Exponent on Phone and PC.

## What is an exponent?

In math, an exponent is a symbol that shows how many times a certain number, called the base, should be multiplied by itself. It is usually written as a small raised number to the upper right of the base number. In the expression 23, for example, “2” is the base and “3” is the exponent. This means that 2 is multiplied by itself three times, which adds up to 8. Powers, logarithms, and growth rates, among other mathematical and scientific ideas, are hard to explain or solve without exponents. You might want to be able to type exponents in presentations or spreadsheets a lot of the time.

Typing exponents can be a part of your job or your personal life. You may need to type exponents if you are a technical writer, a mathematician, or do accounting. If you are a student, you may also need to type exponents. The number of times you multiply a number by itself is shown by its exponent. For example, 102 is the same as multiplying 10 by itself twice. In math, it’s the same as saying “10 times 10,” which equals 100. If your exponents are big, this can help you save a lot of space. For example, writing 212 is a lot shorter than writing out the whole equation. This notation can also be called scientific notation.

## Why do you need to type exponents?

**Scientific Notation:**Exponents are used to represent very large or very small numbers in a concise form, making it easier to work with numbers like those encountered in scientific and engineering calculations.**Algebraic Equations:**Exponents are used in algebra to solve equations involving variables. They allow us to manipulate and simplify expressions, which is crucial in solving equations and understanding relationships between variables.**Geometry:**Exponents can represent dimensions of objects in geometry. For example, the volume of a cube is calculated using an exponent of 3.**Compound Interest:**Exponents play a role in calculating compound interest, where money grows exponentially over time.**Physics:**Many physical laws and formulas involve exponents. For instance, the law for radioactive decay, population growth models, and principles of motion incorporate exponentials.**Computer Science:**Exponents are used in computing for tasks like calculating the complexity of algorithms, understanding data growth in storage systems, and more.

## How to Type an Exponent on Android Phone

**Type**your base number.**Long-press**(tap and hold) the number for the**exponent**.- Choose the “
**superscript**” option from the appearing window. - For an additional number in the
**exponent**, repeat**Step 2**. - On
**Android**, using exponents is simple. Explore Android calculator apps for exponential equations.

## How to Type an Exponent on iPhone

### Create a Text Replacement

- Open the
**Settings app**on your**iPhone**or**iPad**and go to**General**>**Keyboard**. - To add a new
**shortcut**, choose**Text Replacement**and tap the**plus sign**in the**top right corner**. - Tap in the
**Phrase box**and choose**Paste**from the**toolbar**. Your**exponent**should show up in the form of a**superscript**. - Enter the
**text**you want to type to start the**replacement**in the**Shortcut field**. We’ll use “**exp3**” for an**exponent**of**3**in our example. - Click
**Save**in the**upper right corner**. Tip: You can set up**text replacements**in the same way for other**exponents**. - Go to where you want to put the
**exponent**and type the**base digit**. - Tap the
**Space key**, type the**keyboard shortcut**you set up for the**text replacement**, and then tap the**Space key**again to insert it. If you don’t put a**space**before the**Shortcut**, it won’t work. - Then, you can
**hold down**the**Space key**to move the**cursor**to the left of the**exponent**and use the**Backspace key**to get rid of the**space**.

### Using the Superscript Format

**Visit**a site on your**iPhone or iPad**that shows the**exponent**you want to use with a**superscript**.**Copy**the number in the**superscript**from the website.**Tap**it to select only the**exponent**, then**Choose Copy**from the toolbar.**Tap**where you want the**exponent**, and in the toolbar,**Choose Paste**.

## How to Type an Exponent on PC

**Open**the document or application where you want to**type**the exponent.**Position**your**cursor**at the point where you want to**insert**the exponent.**Type**the**base number**or**expression**that you want to**raise**to an**exponent**.- To
**insert**the exponent, use the**caret symbol (^)**.**Type**this symbol. - Immediately after the
**caret symbol (^)**,**type**the**exponent value**. This is the**number**to which you want to**raise**the base. - If the
**exponent consists**of more than one**digit**, ensure all the**digits**are**typed**sequentially**without**spaces. **Complete**the**equation**or**expression**as needed.

## Conclusion

Typing special characters and symbols into your documents, presentations, and other computer programs is a skill that can be used in many situations. Being able to type exponents is a very useful skill for people who work in accounting, math, and other fields that use numbers. Knowing how to type exponents can save you time and help you explain things better. In this article, we talk about when to type exponents and how to type them in different computer operating systems and programs.

## Questions and Answers

**How do you type exponents on a PC?**

Place the insertion pointer where you need an exponent and press the Num lock key on the keyboard. Select the Alt key on the number pad and hold it down. Use the numeric keypad to type the alt code (0185) in order for exponent 1. Use Alt + 0178 for the second exponent and Alt + 0179 for the third.

**What is the symbol x2?**

x2 is x multiplied by itself. As an algebraic term, it can be written as xx or x(x), and its symbol is. In, 2 is used as an exponent. It means that the number x is multiplied by itself twice. 2 x stands for the number x times the number 2.

**What is the power symbol 2?**

The squared symbol (2) is an operator in math that means to multiply a number by itself. A number’s “square” is the same number multiplied by itself. It is called “squaring” a number when you multiply it by itself.

**What is the alt code for 2 square?**

0178 is the symbol for Squared alt Code. You can easily type the Superscript Two sign with this Alt code by holding down the Alt key and typing the Alt code (0178) with the 10-key numeric keypad.