The Magic of Base 3

Russell Turpin
Fri, 26 Oct 2001 03:18:16 +0000

>No, I hadn't seen X^0 before ..

x^0 is neither a special case nor a notational convenience.
It is simply an application of the normal rules for exponents.
Consider the identity: x^(a-b) = x^a / x^b. Then set a=b.


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