# What is 3 to the power of 12?

We will use the multiplication rule of exponents and power. The exponent of any number signifies how many times we have to use the number in a multiplication.

## Answer: 3 to the power of 12 is 531441.

Let's solve the given question by using rules of exponents and powers with the following steps.

**Explanation:**

Given: 3 to the power of 12.

Generally, 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, 3 to the power of 12 can be written as 3^{12}.

Here, 3 is the base, and 12 is the exponent of the expression.

Therefore,

3^{12 }= 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 ×3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 = 531441

### Hence, 3 to the power of 12 is 531441.

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