The backer of a number states the amount of times to make use of the number in a reproduction.

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In 82 the "2" claims to make use of 8 two times in a reproduction, so 82 = 8 × 8 = 64

In words: 82 might be called "8 to the power 2" or "8 to the 2nd power", or just "8 settled"

Backers are likewise called Powers or Indices.

Some even more instances:


Instance: 53 = 5 × 5 × 5 = 125

In words: 53 might be called "5 to the 3rd power", "5 to the power 3" or just "5 cubed"

Instance: 24 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 16

In words: 24 can be called "2 to the 4th power" or "2 to the power 4" or just "2 to the fourth"

So as a whole :

an informs you to increase a on its own, so there are n of those a "s:
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One More Method of Creating It

In some cases individuals utilize the ^ icon (over the 6 on your key-board), as it is simple to kind.


Unfavorable Backers

Adverse? What could be the reverse of increasing? Splitting!

So we separate by the number each time, which coincides as increasing by 1 number


Adverse? Turn the Favorable!

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That last instance revealed a much easier means to take care of unfavorable backers:

Compute the favorable backer (an)

Extra Instances:


Adverse Backer Reciprocal of Favorable Exponent Response
4-2 = 1/ 42 = 1/16 = 0.0625
10-3 = 1/ 103 = 1/1,000 = 0.001
(-2 )-3 = 1/ (-2 )3 = 1/( -8) = -0.125

What happens if the Backer is 1, or 0?

1 You simply have the number itself (instance [the backer is 1 [b> 91 = 9
0 You obtain [the backer is 0 [b> 1 (instance 90 = 1
However what regarding 00 Maybe either 1 or 0, therefore individuals claim it is "indeterminate".

All Of It Makes good sense

If you take a look at that table, you will certainly see that favorable, absolutely no ornegative backers are truly component of the very same (rather easy) pattern:


Instance: Powers of 5
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52 5 × 5 25
51 5 5
50 1 1
5-1 1 5 0.2
5-2 1 5 × 1 5 0.04
. and so on.