In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Dick <DBatchelo1@aol.com> wrote:
> On Monday, July 22, 2013 7:26:04 AM UTC-4, jonas.t...@gmail.com wrote: > > In what culture did it origin, and what is the earliest known use of ^ sign > > in math? Has it always had the the base to the left and exponent to the > > right? If find myself often write it the other way, but i am just confused > > i guess ;) > > It was used in FORTRAN. I believe this was earlier than Algol
Early FORTRAN used x**y; only much later versions did allowed x^y in addition.