# What is a number to the power of 1?

We will use the rule of exponents which states that the exponent of a number signifies how many times we can do multiplication of a given number.

## Answer: The number to the power of 1 is the number itself.

**Explanation:**

Given, number to the power of 1.

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

p^{n} = p × p × … × p (n times)

Now, if we put n equal to 1 then,

p^{1} = p

For example, 2^{1} = 2, (1/4)^{1} = 1/4

### Hence, a number to the power of 1 can be written as the number itself.

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