I try to get inside cell of google sheets

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I try 2^5, but it gives 25 or shows 2^5.

How should it be done?

  • Hi, welcome to WebApps. To do what you want , Google Sheets would have to support formatting characters as subscript/superscript; which, unfortunately, it does not.
    – Tedinoz
    Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 2:32

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Write this formula in a cell:


this is the result: potenza

for other values ​​see the following table:


if your pc has a numeric keypad, you can also enter the values ​​manually. To enter a code, make sure Num Lock is on, press the ALT key, and type the number of that code (only the number) on the numeric keypad.

  • thanks, but how can one type fast (each time look for the code of soo much numbers, make google sheets unusable) a lot of numbers and powers such as 1343.21^56/221, 1247778^(56/221) etc.. on Mac that have a numeric keypad.
    – Ben
    Commented Aug 1, 2022 at 12:37
  • If you have to often enter powers, fractions, roots and other mathematical amenities, then you should build the equation in google docs and copy and paste it into a sheet cell
    – Daniele
    Commented Aug 1, 2022 at 14:44

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