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**Exponent Basics**

So instead of writing 3 × 3 × 3 × 3, we can write 3

3 × 3 × 3 × 3 = 3 ^{4}Standard form Exponent form, where 3 is the base and 4 is the exponent

The exponent shows you how many times the base is multiplied by itself.

IMPORTANT!!

Except for zero, any number to the zero power is 1.5 ^{0}= 1 693^{0}= 1 10,000^{0}= 1

Useful terms to know.

Expression Read as... 5 = 5 ^{1}five to the first power 5 * 5 = 5 ^{2}five to the second power, or five squared5 * 5 * 5= 5 ^{3}five to the third power, or five cubed5 * 5 * 5 * 5= 5 ^{4}five to the fourth power

**Example 1:** Standard form

Translate the exponent into an equivalent multiplication sentence. Example 3^{2}is '3*3'.

a. e ^{2}b. m ^{0}c. 8 ^{5}

**Example 2:** Exponent form

Write as an exponent. Write 3^{2}as 3^2.

a. a*a*a*a b. 6*6*6 c. 20*20*20*20*20*20

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