Originally Posted by Numinous
And you know that these forums don't have an intuitive way to put the 2 in the right place, so kluang just made the notation a2.
Also, if it was a*2, the notation is 2a, not a2.
Fixed and I see what you did there, distribution of the terms, also valid without the adequate brackets.
Edit: see? iIn the reply box a2 was perfect, and when I posted, it became a2. So yeah, it's a^2.
2a and a2 are the same thing, as i said i didnt realize he was making it as an exponent. its the same size as a normal number.