Ian George

2007-03-20 14:05:51 UTC

Hi,

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

that answer.

Any chance someone here can point out what I'm missing?

TIA, Ian

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

that answer.

Any chance someone here can point out what I'm missing?

TIA, Ian