the title here is what i am confused about, what exponent does one put on x to create x and the square root of x ????????????????? Thaks for the help!

The exponent you'd put on x to get x is 1. The exponent you'd put on x to get square root of x is 1/2. Is that what you're asking?

yes, however i have come accross questions where it is both, that is whats meesing me up, what one exponent produces both

Are they being multiplied or something? Come see me in class and we'll clear it up.