# What is 4 to the second power?

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

## Answer: The value of 4 to the second power is 16.

Let us calculate the value of 4 to the second power, i.e., 4^{2}

**Explanation:**

According to the Power Rule of Exponents,

a^{m} = a × a × a... m times

Thus, 4^{2} can be written as 4 × 4 = 16

### Thus, the value of 4 to the second power, i.e., 4^{2} is 16.

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