# What is 2 to the power of 3?

We will solve the given question by using the multiplication rule of exponents.

## Answer: 2 to the power of 3 is 8.

Let's solve the given question step by step.

**Explanation:**

Given, 2 to the power of 3

We know that the rules for exponentiation state that if n is a positive integer and a is any real number, then a^{n} can be represented as:

a^{n} = a × a × … × a (n times)

Hence, 2 to the power of 3 will be written as 2^{3}.

Where 2 is called the base and 3 is the exponent of the expression.

Therefore, 2^{3 }= 2 × 2 × 2 = 8