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  • Question

  •  OK - I get most of the math formulas, but in course Course 3589: Analyzing Capacity Needs for Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 there were several formulas presented which used the symbol '^' which I have never seen before.

    Example:  

    Linear:  Future disk space required= Current disk space * (1 + Growth percent rate) ^ Number of periods


    What math function does this character '^' represent?  It doesn't match any button on *my* calculator...nor on the one provided by Microsoft.  A definition would be very handy.
    Tuesday, May 13, 2008 8:29 AM

Answers

  • Hi Linda LF-

    This symbol you are referring to means:  “to the power of”

     

    Example:
    2 ^ 2 = 4

    3 ^ 3 = 27

    Thanks!
    Alicia


    Program Manager, Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team
    Monday, June 9, 2008 6:40 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi Linda-

    Let me send this question off to the team that owns the course content for a response.  I'll get back to you as soon as I have the information.

    Thanks-
    Alicia
    Program Manager, Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team
    Saturday, May 31, 2008 6:28 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Linda LF-

    This symbol you are referring to means:  “to the power of”

     

    Example:
    2 ^ 2 = 4

    3 ^ 3 = 27

    Thanks!
    Alicia


    Program Manager, Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team
    Monday, June 9, 2008 6:40 AM
    Moderator