# How to express 5 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: 5 to the power of 2 can be expressed as 5^{2} = 5 × 5 = 25

Let us proceed step by step to find 5^{2}.

**Explanation:**

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

To find 5 to the power of 2, we can write it in exponent form as 5^{2, }where 5 is base and 2 is power. Power should always be written on top of the base.

It means 5 is multiplied 2 times, that is, 5 × 5 = 25