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# Pretty sure 2 to the power of 5 isn't 32...

In the first example shown, it shows >>> 2**5 32 Would this not this not equal 10? What am i missing here?

30th Aug 2019, 4:31 AM
its whatever
7 Respostas
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2 ** 5 = 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 = 32 2 raised to the power of 5, and 2 multiplied by 5 (I assume this was how you think it should be evaluated) are completely different operations.
30th Aug 2019, 4:48 AM
Hatsy Rei
30th Aug 2019, 4:50 AM
Hatsy Rei
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HonFu I have looked at all the threads in Hatsys answer and none of them got past level 5 (most getting stuck on 1 or 2). Now I don't know the average level someone usually reaches on sololearn but this seems still pretty significant to me ( not necessarily statistically significant). And if you stumble on stuff like "power of", "denominator" or "Cartesian coordinates" some basic math course really helps. I know that it helped me! You are right in that he/she could do both at the same time (a course on programming and math). There is no need to wait with starting to program.
30th Aug 2019, 7:59 AM
Thoq!
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If you look at the eight profiles, you notice one more thing: 6 of 8 people just disappeared from Sololearn after that question. The remaining two stayed longer, but were quite inactive. So it looks to me the main cause of their failure to rise higher is not that they lack math, but that they didn't really try.
30th Aug 2019, 8:17 AM
HonFu
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Hmmm, I don't want to discourage you but none of the people asking that question got past level 5 on sololearn. Maybe you should start with some basic math course first (which is actually what I did).
30th Aug 2019, 5:37 AM
Thoq!
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Thoq!, does that mean this: 1.) You have followed everyone who asked this question in the past 2.) and have controlled over many months if they proceeded between level 5? You don't have to do a maths course before you start with programming, you can just as well learn, what you're missing, while you go.
30th Aug 2019, 7:36 AM
HonFu
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Or... they realized that their lack of math knowledge would prevent them from doing anything else than html anyway and decided not to pursue this career option any further.
30th Aug 2019, 12:00 PM
Thoq!