# What Is 3 to the 2nd Power

## Question: What is 3 to the 2nd 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 32 = 9.

Let's find 3 to the 2nd power

## Explanation:

3 to the 2nd power can be written as 32 = 3 × 3, as 3 is multiplied by itself 2 times.

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

In general, xn means that x is multiplied by itself for n times.

32 = 3 × 3 = 9