# Double powers: ^ does not work

I would like to write a power on top of a power as in this sample equation:

I can write e^-{(lambda \, t)} for the first power and then how to add the alpha exponent? LaTeX does not allow another ^.

• It does, but you must contain it within the first power: e^{-(\lambda \, t)^{\alpha}}. After all, it is -(\lambda \, t) that you are raising to the power of \alpha (and, of course, e is being raised to the power of all of that) – Au101 Feb 25 '16 at 6:55
• You have to use braces: e^{\lambda t^\alpha}, since ^ only raises the next token with respect to the current "baseline" – manthano Feb 25 '16 at 6:57

$F(t) = \Pr(T \leq t) = \begin{cases} 1 - e^{-(\lambda t)^\alpha} & \text{for t > 0} \\ 0 & \text{otherwise} \end{cases}$