Google Docs is an awesome tool for students and professionals, but it can be hard for someone to how to put numbers in exponents form in Google Docs.
The exponential form of a number is a mathematical expression that represents how often a number is multiplied. Caret signs can also be used for the same purpose.
The format of exponents can be like very small letters on numbers written just above the line of text. Different exponent types may be positive exponents, negative exponents, rational exponents, etc.
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 “raise 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 a keyboard shortcut.
How to do exponents in Google Docs
- Open Google Docs on your computer and open that document in which you want to do exponents.
- Now you need to select and highlight the text or number from the mouse which you want to make as an exponent. OR you can directly put the cursor where you want to start typing exponents.
- Then go to the Menu bar.
- Click Format option, then navigate to Text, and click Superscript, as shown below image.
If you already have select and highlight the number from the mouse, your number will be converted into exponents form, otherwise, you can write the normal text as an exponent.
How to do exponents in Google Docs using Equation
For typing exponents in Google docs. Open new or your existing Google docs document and enter the required text.
In the “Menu bar” click to Insert option then navigate to Equation as shown in the below image-
Under New equation, choose Math operations, then Xb (x to the power of b) as shown in the below image-
Now make the exponents in the Google docs according to your use.
How to write an exponential symbol in Google docs
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.
How to make an exponent in Google Docs using Shortcut
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.