Exponents- the basics

Monday, October 31, 2016


An exponent tells how many of the base numbers get multiplied together.

The base number is the number being multiplied times itself.

4^3  the 4 is the base

 The 3 is the exponent

You read this as "4 to the 3rd power."

This  means you have THREE FOURS multiplied

  = 4 x 4 x 4 = 64

Squared­ means the exponent is "2" or you can say "number to the second power."

Cubed­ means the exponent is "3" of you can say "number to the third power."

If the exponent is zero (0), the product will equal 1


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