# power calculation

## Spanish translation: cálculo de potencias / de exponentes

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 English term or phrase: power calculation Spanish translation: cálculo de potencias / de exponentes Entered by:

 19:07 Jun 30, 2003
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
 English term or phrase: power calculation It is when you say " 8 to the power of 5", for example. There must be a generic way of saying it in Spanish
 GarboktransSpain Local time: 03:41
 cálculo de potencias / de exponentes Explanation:But you would say: "8 elevado a 5", or "8 a la potencia de 5" or "el exponente de 8 es 5"...
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Ramon Somoza
Spain
Local time: 03:41
 Muchas gracias, Ramón. Justo lo que necesitaba. Gracias a todos los demás!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

 Javier Herrera
5cálculo de potencias / de exponentes
 Ramon Somoza
5ocho elevado a la quinta (potencia)
 two2tango
5Elevado a la XX potenciaMariella Macera
 mslang
4potencias/cálculo de potencias
 Ricardo Basaez

5 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1

Explanation:
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Note added at 2003-06-30 19:14:03 (GMT)
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Más retórico: Ocho elevado a la quinta potencia

 Javier HerreraLocal time: 03:41Native speaker of: Spanish, CatalanPRO pts in pair: 588

agree
 3 mins

5 mins   confidence:
ocho elevado a la quinta (potencia)

Explanation:
o bien "ocho a la quinta potencia", o apocopado "ocho a la quinta"

En forma general la base expresada como número cardinal y el exponente como ordinal negativo. Así
"20 to the power of 9" is "20 a la quinta".

Excepciones
"8 to the power of 3" = "20 al cubo"

 two2tangoArgentinaLocal time: 22:41Native speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in pair: 3502

6 mins   confidence:

Explanation:

8 a la quinta potencia
or
8 elevado a la quinta otencia

Luck!

 mslangUnited StatesNative speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in pair: 573

7 mins   confidence:
cálculo de potencias / de exponentes

Explanation:
But you would say: "8 elevado a 5", or "8 a la potencia de 5" or "el exponente de 8 es 5"...

 Ramon SomozaSpainLocal time: 03:41Native speaker of: Spanish, EnglishPRO pts in pair: 667
 Muchas gracias, Ramón. Justo lo que necesitaba. Gracias a todos los demás!

7 mins   confidence:
potencias/cálculo de potencias

Explanation:

Reference: http://descartes.cnice.mecd.es/4a_eso/Potencias_numeros_raci...
Reference: http://es.geocities.com/pizarraytiza/mc3c.htm
 Ricardo BasaezChileLocal time: 22:41Native speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in pair: 244

9 mins   confidence:

Explanation:
Los exponentes de potencia se indican generalmente como: al cuadrado(2), al cubo(3) y de ahi en adelante se dice: a la cuarta, a la quinta, etc.

 Mariella MaceraLocal time: 20:41Native speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in pair: 108

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