# What is 4 to the power of 1?

The power of any number represents how many times we should use the number in a multiplication.

## Answer: 4 to the power of 1 is 4.

Let's simplify the above question by using rules of exponents.

**Explanation:**

We have given that, 7 to the power of 7

Basically, the rules for exponentiation states that if y is a positive integer and k is any real number, then k^{y} can be represented as:

k^{y} = k × k × … × k (y times)

Hence, 4 to the power of 1 can be written as 4^{1}.

Where 4 is called the base, whereas 1 is the power of an expression.

Therefore, 4^{1 }= 4