# BY JASMIne Quinones. The exponent of a number says how many times to use the number in multiplication. In this example: 8 2 = 8 × 8 = 64 8 2 can be called.

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BY JASMIne Quinones

The exponent of a number says how many times to use the number in multiplication. In this example: 8 2 = 8 × 8 = 64 8 2 can be called “8 to the second power”, “8 to the power of 2” or “8 squared”.

Réné Descartes invented the exponent. He was born in France, 1596. He was a mathematician and philosopher.

7 4 = 7 x 7 x 7 x 7 = 2401 7 4 = 7 x 7 x 7 x 7 = 2401 2 6 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 64 2 6 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 64 1 10 = 1 1 10 = 1 5 3 = 5 x 5 x 5 = 125 5 3 = 5 x 5 x 5 = 125

3434 3 x 3 x 3 x 3813 3 x 3 x 327 3232 3 x 39 3131 33 3030 no expanded form

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