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.