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 ÷.
Notation Keyboard Button Notes
Exponent ^ exponent button  
Base or subscript _ (underscore) subscript button  
Exponent and subscript of a variable exponent and subscript button You cannot use the keyboard.
Square root sqrt(n square root button  
nth root nth root button You cannot use the keyboard.
Exponential function e^n exponent function button  
Natural logarithm Functions > ln You cannot use the keyboard.
Power of 10 10^n power of ten button  
Logarithm (base 10) logarithm button You cannot use the keyboard.
General log general log button You cannot use the keyboard.