Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.7 - Exponents and Order of Operations - Exercise Set - Page 74: 86



Work Step by Step

An exponent represents repeated multiplication. $\underset\uparrow e^{b\ \leftarrow\ number\ of\ times\ the\ base\ appears\ as\ a\ factor}$ the base is the factor that is multiplied $4\times4\times4=4^3$ 4 is the factor so is the base. The factor appears 3 times so the exponent is 3.
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