LEARN MATH STEP BY STEP THROUGH VERY EASY PROCESS

CONCEPT OF EXPONENTS

__EXPONENTS__

**We are
already aware of that- the number multiplied by itself repeatedly is called the power of the number. The number is called the “BASE” and the number of times it
is multiplied is called the “INDEX” or “EXPONENTS”, the index is written or mentioned
on the upper righthand side of the symbol for a literal or a constant.**

**Example – **

**1) In, a⁶ = a X a X a X a X a X a, we should
read as ‘a’ to the power 6 (Six), base = a , index = 6 .**

**2) in, b⁸ = b X b X b X b X b X b X b X b, we
should read as ‘b’ to the power 8 (Eight), base = b, index = 8 .**

**3) in, yᶟ = y X y X y , we should read as ‘y’ to
the power 3 (Three) or ‘y’ cubed (or cube), base = y , index = 3 .**

**4) in, z² = z
X z , we should read as ‘z’ to the power of 2 (Two) or ‘z’ square ( or squared),
base = z, index = 2 .**