# 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 |
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Exponent | ^ |
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Base or subscript | _ (underscore) |
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Exponent and subscript of a variable | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Square root | sqrt(n |
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nth root |
You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Exponential function | e^n |
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Natural logarithm | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

Power of 10 | 10^n |
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Logarithm (base 10) | You cannot use the keyboard. | ||

General log | You cannot use the keyboard. |