Exponents, Variables

TorstenB1Kwiziq community member

Exponents, Variables

Hi!

Is there also a short form for "3 elevado a 2 igual a 9"? Would "3 a 2 son 9" work? (and is that even the correct translation of "to the whatever power"?)

Also, can I drop the "por" when variables are involved? Like "2 por x" -> "2 x"? 

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Torsten

For that you could say something like:

3 elevado al cuadrado es 9

or

3 al cuadrado es 9 

or 

el cuadrado de 3 es 9

With multiplication you'd say "2 por 2 son 4"; you can't drop the "por".

Saludos

Exponents, Variables

Hi!

Is there also a short form for "3 elevado a 2 igual a 9"? Would "3 a 2 son 9" work? (and is that even the correct translation of "to the whatever power"?)

Also, can I drop the "por" when variables are involved? Like "2 por x" -> "2 x"? 

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