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Old 05-31-2009, 02:42 PM
Wendell Wagner is online now
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Please substitute this for another of my paragraphs:

I have to define something that's slightly confusing now - the zero-th powers of numbers. The cube of a number (the third power of a number) is what you get when you multiply 1 by the number three times. The square of a number (the second power of a number) is what you get when you multiply 1 by the number two times. The first power of a number is what you get when you multiply 1 by the number one time. So the zero-th power of a number is what you get when you multiply 1 by the number zero times.

I made myself look like an idiot who doesn't know how to spell the word "multiply."