To make the "cubed" symbol (small 3 above a number) under Windows :
The symbol " cubed " (small 3 above a number, ex: 10³) means that the number annotated with this symbol must be cubed, in other words to the power of 3 (ex: 10³ = 10 * 10 * 10 = 1000)
To make this symbol in a word processor :
- The keys combination is Alt + 0 1 7 9 : Keep the key Alt down (the key to the left of the space bar), then type in the numbers 0, 1, 7 and 9 and finally release Alt key.
On some keyboard configuration, the following shortcut could also work : type in Alt + 2 5 2 in a word processing insert (internet forum, comment zone ...).
To make the symbol "cubed" symbol (small 3 above a number) under Mac / Apple:
- First type the number 3 where you want it to be cubed then
- Select the number 3 with your mouse (it must be highlighted) then
- Do the following key combination: Cmd ⌘ + ⇧ Shift + +
Example: 1m3 -> 1m3 -> Cmd ⌘ + ⇧ Shift + + -> 1m³
The Cmd ⌘ key can also be the "Apple" key, but it's usually the key just to the left of the Space bar.
This technique works for any superscript number, not just 3.
" I don't have a numeric keypad on my keyboard, what should I do? "
- If you don't have a numeric keypad on your keyboard, make sure you have activated the function Num Lock . If not, press the Fn + button Num Lock
- If you do not have the function Num Lock on your keyboard, try first pressing the key Fn and then performing the combination with Alt described in the previous paragraph.
- If you still can't do it, don't hesitate to copy and paste the symbol from this article to the location of your choice.
" I have a Mac / Macbook / Apple computer "
If you have a Mac / Apple keyboard, the technique is the same. The Alt ⌥ key can also be called Option ⌥ but it is always the key just to the left of the Space bar.