How To Do Exponents in Google Docs

Google Docs is an awesome tool for students and professionals, but it can be hard to do exponents. A writing exponent is a mathematical expression that refers to how often a number is multiplied on its own.

The format in the exponents 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 the number 3 is displayed as in (3)(3)(3) = 33. This process of using exponents is called “raising to a power” or “power of“.

It can be tricky but we will learn how to do exponents in Google docs with the help of Superscript, Equation editor, and with Keyboard shortcut.

How to do 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 text 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.
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Now you can write the normal text as an exponent.

exponents in google docs

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-

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

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How To Do Exponents in Google Docs

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

How to write an exponential symbol in Google docs

How to write exponents in Google docs, alt code for exponents

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

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