[dba-Tech] Excel question

Bobby Heid bheid at sc.rr.com
Sat Aug 4 12:12:01 CDT 2012

You have to use the Power function

So (x^2 + y^2)^2 would be
=power(power(x,2) +power(y,2),2)


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Hi all,

I ought to know this, but don't. Call me stupid or at best ignorant. How
does one enter a formula involving exponents? I want to enter these
formulae, using pseudo-syntax:

(x^2 + y^2)^2
(x^2 - y^2)^2 + (2xy)^2

Where the caret represents Power of, so x^2 means x squared, and x and y
represent cell locations that contain arbitrary values.

Can you help?

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