To type the symbol that represents "to the fourth power", you have to reference your specific system's instructions on accessing the font formats. Format the font for the number 4 as a subscript. This symbol is the number 4 in bold.
- Check your system
Systems vary as to the specific process for changing the font to subscript.
- Go to the Format menu
Go to the Format menu and choose the Font option to access style options.
- Choose Subscript style
From the fonts, select the Subscript style. The subscript style will bold the number four to signify "to the fourth power".