What Does ''To the power of'' mean?

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asked Apr 17, 2013 in Math by Netball (1,660 points)  


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In math, this refers to exponents. 2 to the power of 1 is 2. This means 2 x 1. 2 to the power of 2 is 4. (2 x 2) 2 to the power of 3 is (2 x 2 x 2) is 8. Basically it is just a shorter way to put things in mulitiplication.

Hope this helps!
answered Apr 17, 2013 by mathgeek36 (35,410 points)  
I thought exponents were different from "to the power of's"
it help a lot

Does not help at all. when I learned this it was explained easier than this. when I first saw this I didn't think it was the right one, so I read it and it is very complicated for people that might be younger than me. Here's a suggestion you should actually put the power instead of writing it, I think people will understand it better. 

I don't get it.
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This helped me A TON!!!! THANKS!!
Thank you so much! I forgot what it means! :)
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The number multiplyed by your number that is "to the power of" is the answer.

For example 3 To the power of two is 3*3=9.

Exponents are different though, For example,2 cubed is 2*2*2=8=4*2.

Hope this help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
answered May 11, 2013 by smile828 (25,660 points)  
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It means:

For example: 10 to the power of 2. That means exponent 2.

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answered May 23, 2013 by mystic_beauty (14,200 points)  
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"To the power of" in other words means: an action in multiplication given the power to multiply a duplicate value times another value.  2 to the power of 3 is (2*2*2=8) or (2*2=4*2=8) very abstract.
answered Sep 23, 2013 by pcprogrammer (220 points)  
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Thanks. I needed help. I was a bit confused...
What is the power of four than?!

More examples please.
the power of 4 just means that number multiplied by itself 4 times.

e.g 2 to the power of 4 = 2x2x2x2 = 16

2 to the power of 5 = 2x2x2x2x2 = 32 and so on.
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the power of two
answered Jul 21, 2014 by arKZo (158,330 points)  
wat
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It means that you are using a certain number as an exponent. For example, to the power of three means that three is your exponent.
answered Dec 4, 2016 by L (52,100 points)  
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google it  it is way easier
answered Feb 15, 2017 by ball  

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