When a value is raised to a power, the value is referred to as the base, and the power is called the exponent. In the expression , 32 is the base, and 4 is the exponent.

Exponent

Exponent

Exponents are used to describe the number of times that a term is multiplied by itself.

Power

Power

The "power" refers to the value of the exponent. For example, is "three to the fourth power".

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Write repeated products in exponential form and simplify expressions involving exponents.