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# Help with Exponentiation (Python 3)

Ok, so Iāve only just started to get into coding but thereās one thing that confuses me. *2 = Multiplying by 2 **2 = To the power of 2 That part makes sense, I donāt understand the ** (1/2), does that basically mean the square root, if so does ** (1/3) result in the cube root? Any help would be great, just picked Computer Science for my GCSEs and Iām trying to really get a grasp of coding.

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y=x**(1/n) is such y**n=x so yes

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This is not really coding, this is mathematical notations. Applies for any language having a.power operator (some low level languages dont)