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Hello.  I recently ran info a formula that has numbers to less than
the power of a whole number.  I understand 10 to the third power and so fourth but these formulas haf powers of .01,  .02 and so forth.  How can you multiply a number .03 of itself.

Thank you so much.  Jim Lowry of DeLand Florida

Remember the law of exponents that says if the bases are the same add the exponents.  So for example 10^.03 x 10^.07 is 10^(.03+.07) = 10^.1 = the tenth root of 10 = 1.2589254188
Feel free to ask more questions if this is not clear.
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