Type or select your answer, then press "Check". After a correct answer, click the => to advance to the next question.

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that is widely used in the business world and makes for a great calculator. It is especially useful to me because I can cut and paste data and easily. If you have Microsoft Excel on your computer, open it now.

I have opened Excel

I don't have Excel

Exponents can be entered into Excel using the carrot symbol ^. Look at the 6 on your keyboard. You will see the ^ as the shift option for 6

I see the ^

I don't know what a keyboard is.

Type or copy the following into cell B2: =2^3 Mash the "Enter" button on your keyboard. What is the result?

8

Let's try a couple more. Type or copy the following into cell B2: =4^4 Mash the "Enter" button on your keyboard. What is the result?

256

Type or copy the following into cell B2: =5^4 Mash the "Enter" button on your keyboard. What is the result?

625

Now, we need to make our column bigger for a huge answer! 1. Right Click the B so that all of the B column is highlighted and a submenu appears. 2. Choose column width 3. Type 50 and press OK.

Continue

Enter =2^30 Then, copy and paste the answer into the answer box below!

1,073,741,824

1073741824

1. Right click the cell B2 and choose format cells 2. Choose the number tab 3. Select number 4. Change the decimal places to 0 5. Click the check box to use a separator. 6. Click "Ok"

Continue

Now we have our periods separated by commas and can easily read one billion, seventy three million, seven hundred forty-one thousand, eight hundred twenty-four! Let's try =16^9 Copy and paste the answer below.

68,719,476,736

Mr. Mitchell says you may use Excel to do your homework tonight!