When what you mean is “X[sup]2[/sup]” which is the correct English: “X square” or “X squared”?
X squared. “Squared” is being used as a verb.
“X squared” is correct.
“X square”= two consecutive nouns
“X squared”= noun (being x) followed by a verb (squared).
X is a variable, and the ^2 is the process (verb) of multiplying x by itself.
Bastid, beat me to it…
Sob. They’re going to make me change my user-name, [symbol]P[/symbol][sup]2[/sup], because of some technical problems.
Thanks. Somehow something like “Pi squared” just won’t seem the same: No pizzazze.
So, any chance that the secret of Capital Pi will be declassified anytime soon? Why can’t you tell us the significance?
But, on second thought, about your second question, rsa: If you answer my highly-embarrassing, posted-while-very-red-faced question which is even now sliding off the page below, I will undertake the project required to see if perhaps I can give a hint or more about why I can’t tell you the significance of what-I-had-thought-to-be an innocuous SDMB-user-name.
I didn’t even bump the thread that’s causing your embarrassment.
To the OP, I’ve gotten kinda used to Parameter & #928;& #178;, but there’s nothing wrong with Pi squared.
Too late, too late, rsa. Choosybeggar beat you to the answer–and I now regret having ever made the pact.
Still: What is a poster if their word is little more than a patch of slippery algae. I will attempt to embark on the project needed to see if I can give a hint to the answer to your second question.
Thanks for your support but none other that TubaDiva has issued a decree. I need to figure out how to be sure that the “Pi” looks like a “Capital Pi” without demanding any thought.
Sorry, rsa, but my project ended in failure–almost as soon as it began. :eek:
It did produce some interesting suggestions for my new user-name: Loose Lips, Ship Sinker and, promoted as being most appropriate, Blithering Blabber Mouth.
It was also suggested that I stop posting to the SDMB altogether.
Well thanks for trying. Although now we know that it’s not just you apparently, but a conspiracy involving multiple people. I was just trying to decide if I should report you to the FBI or crankdotnet or blackmail you for a piece of the pie (ha). I guess I’ll just chalk it up to the Illuminati for now.
I think that you might have things exactly backwards as to the “whom.” For now, the word, I reckon, is “Shhhh.”
Capital Pi? White House!!! Get it?
This thing goes all the way to the top, baby.