Hi rstakits!

Using N for "a number" that would be 800 times N, or 800N or 800xN where x means times.

If you have a collection of numbers like {3,10,5} then X{3,10,5}=1x3x10x5=150 would be the

product of the numbers in the collection. We in essence "scale up" the 1 by the numbers in the

set. If there are no numbers in the set like the set { } then we don't have anything to scale the

1 up by so we just get the 1. X{ }=1.

So this gives us a short notation for multiplying any collection of numbers we want. If all the

numbers in the set are the SAME then we have exponentiation. X{2,2,2}=1x2x2x2=2^3, which

is called "two cubed."

That may be more than you wanted, but maybe it will help somewhere along the line.

Have a stupendous day!