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What does the symbol ^ mean in Excel formulas?

#1
February 11th 06, 12:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
 Desert Rat external usenet poster Posts: n/a
What does the symbol ^ mean in Excel formulas?

I am having trouble finding out the purpose of the symbol ^ when using
calculations in Excel. Can anyone help me?
#2
February 11th 06, 12:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
 flummi external usenet poster Posts: n/a
What does the symbol ^ mean in Excel formulas?

3^3 = 27 which means 3 raised to the power of 3

Hans

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February 11th 06, 12:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
 Max external usenet poster Posts: n/a
What does the symbol ^ mean in Excel formulas?

Caret: "^" means "to the power of"

Eg: entering in say, A1: =3^4
means to evaluate 3 to the power of 4
i.e: =3x3x3x3=81

Likewise =2^3 = 2x2x2=8
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> I am having trouble finding out the purpose of the symbol ^ when using
> calculations in Excel. Can anyone help me?

#4
February 11th 06, 12:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
 bigwheel external usenet poster Posts: n/a
What does the symbol ^ mean in Excel formulas?

It means "raise to the power of" so that 2^3 means 2 raised to the power of 3
(or 2 cubed) which equals 8

"Desert Rat" wrote:

> I am having trouble finding out the purpose of the symbol ^ when using
> calculations in Excel. Can anyone help me?

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February 11th 06, 07:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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What does the symbol ^ mean in Excel formulas?

"Desert Rat" wrote:
> I am having trouble finding out the purpose of the
> symbol ^ when using calculations in Excel. Can
> anyone help me?

For future reference, use the key phrase "calculation operators"
in a Help search, and see the Help page "about calculation
operators".
#6
February 11th 06, 07:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
 Bernard Liengme external usenet poster Posts: n/a
What does the symbol ^ mean in Excel formulas?

You got lots of good answers but if you need another:
The one-word name for the ^ operator is "exponentiation"
just as + is addition, × is multiplication.....
For confirmation of this lovely geek work, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exponentiation
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>I am having trouble finding out the purpose of the symbol ^ when using
> calculations in Excel. Can anyone help me?

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September 23rd 13, 02:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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What does the symbol ^ mean in Excel formulas?

On Saturday, February 11, 2006 5:31:27 PM UTC+5:30, Desert Rat wrote:
> I am having trouble finding out the purpose of the symbol ^ when using
> calculations in Excel. Can anyone help me?

GOOD
#8
September 19th 15, 01:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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What does the symbol ^ mean in Excel formulas?

"--" means
#9
September 19th 15, 02:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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What does the symbol ^ mean in Excel formulas?

On Sat, 19 Sep 2015 05:26:07 -0700 (PDT),
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>"--" means

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#10
September 20th 15, 06:26 PM
 driller3_banter Junior Member First recorded activity by ExcelBanter: Sep 2015 Posts: 2

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Desert Rat I am having trouble finding out the purpose of the symbol ^ when using calculations in Excel. Can anyone help me?
below is also a positive short form for square root
"=sqrt(9)" is also "=9^0.5"

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