Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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

Chapter 1 - Vocabulary Check: 4

Answer

exponent

Work Step by Step

An exponent indicates that a number is multiplied by itself a certain number of times. For example, in the term $2^4$, 4 is the exponent and 2 is the factor. The factor is multiplied by itself repeatedly, the number of times indicated by the exponent. $2^4=2\times2\times2\times2$
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