2007-03-20 14:05:51 UTC
This question is probably going to fall into the category of extremely
stupid in this forum, but I am working through a financial course at
the moment, and it is starting to test my less than perfect grasp of
basic algebra, so I am doing a bit of refresher work.
I am trying to evaluate (3^2 .2^2)^2
to which my text is telling me the answer should be 1296, and to my
immense frustration I can't come up with anything remotely resembling
Any chance someone here can point out what I'm missing?