
Roots and Power 
This page describes a general relationship between roots and powers in mathematical terms. 
First to the power; they can be considered as shorthand of multiplication. 

The expression a^{4} stands for a ·a · a · a

In the expression a^{n}^{} we call a the basis and n the exponent

For a negative exponent a^{n} you can also write (1/a^{n})


A general root for natural numbers is also defined by the exponent 


The following list shows some rules that simplify the process of converting and calculating formulas 

