# Look-at-this

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```					Interlude Exponents
Vital Vocabulary exponents-The superscript of a number which shows how many times the base is to be multiplied. Exponents are easy too.

5

3

exponent

Base The base tells you what number you will multiply. The exponent tells you how many you will need. So with 53 you will multiply the number 5 and you will need three of them.

equal

PAUSE For a minute and remember this. 53 does NOT 5 X 3. Do not get it twisted. (This mistake trips up a lot of people so be careful.)

5 =5 X 5 X 5 25 X 5 125

3

Look at this:

2
4

4

The number that you will multiply is 2 and you will need four of them. So when you break it down it looks a little something like this:

2 =2X2X2X2 4X2X2 8X2 16
Try this one and don’t get scared.

100
0

0

Yes it looks ugly but it’s the easiest one of all. Any number raised to the zero power equals one. So…

100 = 1

Too 2 Easy. PAUSE Just remember that the base tells you what number you use to n use to multiply with and the exponent tells you how many. Now show what you know.

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