# 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 | ^ | ||

Base or subscript | _ (underscore) | ||

Exponent and subscript of a variable | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Square root | sqrt(n | ||

nth root | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Exponential function | e^n | ||

Natural logarithm | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Power of 10 | 10^n | ||

Logarithm (base 10) | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

General log | You cannot use the keyboard. |