In this post, we are going to learn what exponents are and how to calculate them.

**Exponents** are used to simplify multiplication problems where the same number is multiplied.

For example:

#### 5 x 5 x 5 x 5

We are multiplying the number 5 four times. In order to write it in powers, we first write down the number 5 and above on the left side, we write a small number 4.

The number 5 is the base, which is the number that is multiplied. The number 4 is the exponent, which is the number of times the base is multiplied.

It’s read like this: 5 to the 4th power.

###### Special Cases of Exponents:

**Exponent of 1:**Any number to the power of 1 will always be the same number.

**Exponent of 0****:**Any number to the power of zero will always be 1.

**Base 10:**The exponent indicates the number of zeros that the answer will have.

If you want to see a more detailed explanation with more examples of powers, you can check out a similar post: Powers in Math.

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### Learn More:

- Powers in Math
- Powers: What They Are and What They Are For
- Do You Want to Learn the Properties of Powers?
- Powers of Base 10, Base 100 and Numbers Followed by Zeros
- Learn and Practice How to Use Exponents in a Word Problem

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