# What is 2 to the 3rd power?

The exponent of a number shows how many times the number is multiplied by itself.

## Answer: 2 raised to the third power is equal to 2^{3} = 8.

Let's find 2 to the 3rd power

**Explanation:**

2 to the 3rd power can be written as 2^{3} = 2 × 2 × 2, as 2 is multiplied by itself 3 times.

Here, 2 is called the "base" and 3 is called the "exponent" or "power."

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

2^{3} = 2 × 2 × 2 = 8