# TI-BASIC:2

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Jump to navigationJump to search**Command Summary**

Raises the input to the second power.

**Command Syntax**

*value*²

**Menu Location**

Press [*x*²]

TI-83/84/+/SE

1 byte

The ² command raises an input to the second power. It has exactly the same function as "^2", but is one byte smaller. If used on a list, it will return a list with all of the elements squared. If used on a matrix, it will return the second matrix power of the input matrix.

2² 4 {1,‾2,3}² {1 4 9} [[2,‾1][‾3,0]]² [[1 ‾2] [6 ‾3]]

# Optimization

Use this command instead of ^2 in all instances.

:X^2 can be :X²

# Related Commands

^{-1}^{3}