# What is 1/2 to the power of 5?

Exponent rules state that the power of a given number signifies how many times to use the number in a multiplication.

## Answer: 1/2 to the power of 5 is 1/32 or 0.03125.

We will solve this question by using the exponent rules.

**Explanation:**

Given, 1/2 to the power of 5.

According to the rule of exponent:

1/2 to the power of 5 can be written as (1/2)^{5}

Where 5 is the exponent of the expression and 1/2 is called the base.

Therefore, we can rewrite (1/2)^{5 }= 1/2 × 1/2 × 1/2 ×1/2 × 1/2.

⇒ 1/2 × 1/2 × 1/2 ×1/2 × 1/2 = 1/32 or 0.03125.