^operator in Notion, it's useful to understand the following rules:
+"8"^2will throw a type mismatch error.
-) operator appended to a number. Your formula will also be re-written to
x ^ (-2)so the exponent is explicitly defined as negative.
(-x)^y. Note that this can result in mathematically incorrect answers depending on your use case - see Negative Base Numbers below.
-2^4directly into Notion's formula box, you'll get an output of -16. Assuming you're intending to pass the actual base number
-2, this answer is incorrect! The true answer is 16.
-2^4return -16 in a Notion formula?
-directly into a Notion formula, you're using the unaryMinus operator. If you type
-2, you're not simply typing a negative number into your formula. Rather, you're creating an expression equivalent to
-2^4is equivalent to