Subscript and superscript

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Subscript is the text which a small letter/number is written after a particular letter/number. It hangs below its letter or number. It is used when writing chemical compounds. An example of subscript is N2.

Superscript is the small letter / number above a particular letter / number. An example of superscript is 25. The number 5 above the number 2 is an example of superscript. Superscript can be used for exponents in mathematics.

Typing subscripts[change | edit source]

In word-processing computer programs like Microsoft Word, the shortcut key for subscripts is Ctrl+=.

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