Originally posted by moddinati:

** "it's me, the new one. I've been lurking around still, you haven't quite been able to chase me off.**

The answer to your silly little math problem is X= -.5"

I don't know who this person is, but I hope none of you make the same mistake as him. Taking the exponent to be merely a quantity multiplied by the left side operand of the term is a big mistake. The ^ symbol means exponent, dude.