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# How to express 3 to the power of 2?

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

## Answer: 3 to the power of 2 can be expressed as 3^{2} = 3 × 3 = 9

Let us proceed step by step to express 3 to the power of 2.

**Explanation:**

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

To find 3 to the power of 2, we can write it in exponent form as 3^{2 }where 3 is base and 2 is power. Power should always be written on top of the base.

It means 3 is multiplied 2 times, that is, 3 × 3 = 9

### Hence, 3 to the power of 2 can be expressed as 3^{2} = 3 × 3 = 9

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