# [dba-Tech] Excel question

Bobby Heid bheid at sc.rr.com
Sun Aug 5 12:02:34 CDT 2012

```Lol.  I know, I know.  But to use an exponential formula , as in = \$A\$1 ^
\$A\$2...

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[mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of Stuart McLachlan
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2012 4:19 PM
To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues
Subject: Re: [dba-Tech] Excel question

You don't "have" to.

=(A1^2+B1^2)^2  and
=(A1^2 -B1^2)^2 + (2*A1*B1)^2
work for me. They both return 169 when cell A1 contains 2 and cell B1
contains 3.

Similarly =A1^B1 returns 8

--
Stuart

On 4 Aug 2012 at 13:12, Bobby Heid wrote:

> You have to use the Power function
> 5^3
> =POWER(5,3)
>
> So (x^2 + y^2)^2 would be
> =power(power(x,2) +power(y,2),2)
>
> Bobby
>
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of Arthur
> Fuller
> Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2012 7:04 AM
> To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues
> Subject: [dba-Tech] Excel question
>
> 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?
> TIA!
>
> --
> Arthur
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