Bases, Exponents, Roots, and Logarithms

The following base, exponent, root, and logarithm notation can be entered in Show My Work boxes.

Note: In addition to the keyboard shortcuts listed in this topic, some symbols can be typed using the keyboard shortcuts for your operating system; for example, you can press ALT+0247 on Windows to type ÷.
NotationKeyboardButtonNotes
Exponent^exponent button 
Base or subscript_ (underscore)subscript button 
Exponent and subscript of a variableexponent and subscript buttonYou cannot use the keyboard.
Square rootsqrt(nsquare root button 
nth rootnth root buttonYou cannot use the keyboard.
Exponential functione^nexponent function button 
Natural logarithmFunctions > lnYou cannot use the keyboard.
Power of 1010^npower of ten button 
Logarithm (base 10)logarithm buttonYou cannot use the keyboard.
General loggeneral log buttonYou cannot use the keyboard.