## Algebra 1

An exponential expression represents repeated multiplication where the base is the factor. The factor is repeated the number of times indicated by the exponent. exponent $\underset\uparrow2^{\overset\downarrow5}$ base $=\underbrace{2\times2\times2\times2\times2}$ The factor is repeated 5 times. To solve, multiply, working left to right. $=4\times2\times2\times2$ $=8\times2\times2$ $=16\times2$ $=32$