# What is 3 to the second 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 9.

Let's find 3 to the second power.

**Explanation:**

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

Here, 3 is called the "base" and 2 is called the "exponent" or "power." In general, x^{n} means that x is multiplied by itself for n times.

3 × 3 = 3^{2 }= 9.