The stupidest, most pointless thing ever invented. EVER. There is no point in doing it becuase if your really cared what the square root of 3.678956734526 to the power of 5786.79045678 is, just look at the back of the book. THE ANSWERS ARE ALL THERE.
Duuuuuuuude, I just so totally bombed meh math test
It was to be expected, math is RETARDED after all