# Using symbols to rewrite the problem and then solve it.

1. Dec 7, 2012

### rcmango

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

use symbols to write and evaluate this problem

four squared divided by two to the fourth power

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

4^2 / 2^4

the answer I get is 1

2. Dec 7, 2012

Looks good.

3. Dec 7, 2012

### HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
By the way, if the statement had been "four squared divided by 2, to the fourth power" (note the comma!) it would be (4^2/2)^4, which is 4096.

4. Dec 8, 2012

Thankyou.