# How to express 2 to the power of 1?

Powers or exponents are defined as the total number of times we use a number in a multiplication. For example 2 to the power 3 means 2 is multiplied 3 times.

## Answer: 2 to the power of 1 can be expressed as 2^{1} = 2.

Let us proceed step by step.

**Explanation:**

The two important terms used frequently in exponents are base and powers.

To find 2 to the power of 1, we can write it in exponent form as 2^{1} where 2 is base and 1 is power. Power should always be written on top of the base.

It means 2 is multiplied 1 time. i.e., 2.