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Exponent Basics

Exponents show repeated multiplication.
 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 = 34 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.
So instead of writing 3 × 3 × 3 × 3, we can write 34.   Read: 3 to the power of 4.
IMPORTANT!!
 Except for zero, any number to the zero power is 1. 50 = 1     6930 = 1     10,0000 = 1

Useful terms to know.

5 = 51  five to the first power
5 * 5 = 52  five to the second power, or five squared
5 * 5 * 5= 53  five to the third power, or five cubed
5 * 5 * 5 * 5= 54      five to the fourth power

Example 1: Standard form

Translate the exponent into an equivalent multiplication sentence. Example 32 is '3*3'.
 a. e2 b. m0 c. 85

Example 2: Exponent form

Write as an exponent. Write 32 as 3^2.
 a. a*a*a*a b. 6*6*6 c. 20*20*20*20*20*20

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