# This is the power to which a number is raised, or the number of times it is multiplied by itself.

**Solution:**

The power to which a number is raised, or the number of times it is multiplied by itself is called exponent of a number.

For example, 2×2×2×2 can be written as 2^{4}, as 2 is multiplied by itself 4 times.

Here, 2 is called the "base" and 4 is called the "exponent" or "power."

In general, x^{n} means that x is multiplied by itself for n times.

Here, in the term x^{n},

- x is called the "base"
- n is called the "exponent" or "power"
- x
^{n}is read as "x to the power of n" (or) "x raised to n"

The base is the number that is being multiplied by itself.

The exponent tells how many times to use the base as a factor in the multiplication.

Example :

a^{3} = a ×a ×a

Here ‘a’ is the base is raised to the power 3 which implies ‘a’ is multiplied thrice.

## This is the power to which a number is raised, or the number of times it is multiplied by itself. Incomplete question[What is an exponent?]

**Summary:**

The power to which a number is raised, or the number of times it is multiplied by itself is called exponent of a number.

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