Which mathematical operator is used to raise five to the second power?
The exponent of a number shows how many times the number is multiplied by itself
Answer: ' ^ ' is the mathematical operator used to raise five to the second power. It can be written as 5^2
Here 5 is called the base while 2 is called the exponent or power
The notation (x)^n is read as "x to the power of n"
Thus, 5^2 will be read as "5 raised to the power of 2"