How to Find the Second Power on a Keyboard
Basic mathematical expressions are easily typed using a computer's number keys. If you're doing a slightly more complex math equation using exponents, you won't find the necessary symbols on a standard keyboard. However, computers are capable of utilizing a plethora of special characters with "Alt" code commands. Typing the right sequence on a standard keyboard lets you insert the second power in virtually all PC programs.
Things You'll Need
- Keyboard with 10-key pad
Click on the space just to the right of the number you want to raise to the second power.
Press your computer's "NumLock" key to turn on your 10-key pad.
Press and hold the "Alt" key.
Type "0178" into your computer using the numeric keypad. Once you finish the four-digit sequence, the superscript "2" appears on the screen.