Originally Posted by AniMeFaN
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.
No they aren't. In notation with variables, the ONLY time you ever put the number after the variable is when the number is an exponent. Should kluang have put a "^" between a and 2 to make this clear? Yes. But those of us with basic comprehension of math understood the exponent.