A writing exponent is a mathematical expression that refers to how often a number is multiplied on its own.

The format in the exponent has been very small letters written just above the line of text. Different exponent types may be positive exponents, negative exponents, rational exponents.

For example, the shortcut to multiplying three times of the number 3 is displayed as in (3)(3)(3) = 3^{3}. This process of using exponents is called “raising to a power”.

We will learn how to do exponents in Google docs with the help of Superscript, Equation, and with Keyboard shortcut.

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## How to write exponents in Google docs

- Open
**Google docs**and write the required text in the document. - Now you need to select and highlight the text from the mouse which you want to type as the exponents or put directly the cursor where you want to start superscript.
- Then go into the
**menu bar**. - Click
**Format**, then navigate to**Text**, then click**Superscript**, as shown below.

Now you can write the normal text as an exponent.

## How to type exponents in Google docs

For typing exponents in Google docs. Open new or your existing Google docs document and enter the required text.

Go to **Insert** then navigate to **Equation** as shown in the below image-

Under New equation, choose **Math operations**, then **x**^{b} (x to the power of b) as shown in below image-

Now make the exponents in the Google docs according to your use.

## An exponential symbol in Google docs

You can insert an exponent symbol i.e. **caret sign** with an alt code. **Alt**+**94** is the keyboard shortcut key that you can use on Google docs. Be sure to use the left-hand alt on the keyboard.

## Shortcut to add exponents in Google docs

Instead of typing exponents in Google docs, Select the text which you want to type as exponents format, then press ( **Ctrl** + **.** ) exponent shortcut from the keyboard on Windows computer to add OR you can directly use the shortcuts without selecting the text.