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# Whole Number Exponents

## Distinguish bases and powers.

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Base 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 $32^4$, 32 is the base, and 4 is the exponent.
Cubed The cube of a number is the number multiplied by itself three times. For example, "two-cubed" = $2^3 = 2 \times 2 \times 2 = 8$.
Power The "power" refers to the value of the exponent. For example, $3^4$ is "three to the fourth power".
Squared Squared is the word used to refer to the exponent 2. For example, $5^2$ could be read as "5 squared". When a number is squared, the number is multiplied by itself.
Whole Numbers The whole numbers are all positive counting numbers and zero. The whole numbers are 0, 1, 2, 3, ...