Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Algebraic Expressions, Real Numbers, and Interval Notation - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 3

Answer

First blank: $b$ to the $n$th power Second Blank: base Third Blank: exponent

Work Step by Step

When we write expressions with exponents that are counting numbers, like $b^n$, we read it as $b$ to the $n$th power. $b$ is the base, and $n$ is the exponent.
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