Originally Posted by kael03
Regardless of the medium, the translation is the same. a2 ALWAYS translates to a to the power of 2. To translate it any other way doesn't exist in math. As I said before (and you seem to conveniently ignore) when working with variables you NEVER put the number after the variable unless it's being treated as an exponent.
when you are actually writing or using a calculator you can tell whats an exponent and you could write 2a or a2 and it would mean the same thing so just stop