Is there a way to use sliders to show exponents as repeated multiplication?

Mason Musser shared this question 4 years ago

I am trying to figure out a way to show an exponential expression such as "(-4)^5" as (-4)(-4)(-4)(-4)(-4) when I am using sliders for the base and exponent of this exponential expression. I know how to create the sliders to change the initial exponential expression. I wanted to know if there is a way to use the same two sliders to show the exponential as repeated multiplication. So for example, if I changed it to (-4)^7 the text (-4)(-4)(-4)(-4)(-4)(-4)(-4) would appear in text form. Basically, I am trying to get the base of my exponential expression to appear the number of times that my exponent slider is currently on if that makes sense.

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starting from the nice file of Noel I added multiplication signs for positive numbers



Thank you for the help!

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