# What Is 3 to the 2nd Power

## Question: What is 3 to the 2^{nd} power?

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

## Answer: 3 raised to the second power is equal to 3^{2} = 9.

Let's find 3 to the 2^{nd} power

## Explanation:

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

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

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

3^{2} = 3 × 3 = 9

### Thus, 3 raised to the second power = 3^{2} = 9.

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