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October 6th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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Exponent Question

The picture below would be 3 to the power of 3 right?

Edit: Or would it be 3 to the power of 2?
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Re: Exponent Question

The 33 notation means 3 by 3 or 3 times 3 = 3. The exponent two can be thought of as the number of spatial dimensions in this case.
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I have another question. How would you write 1000 as a power of 10?
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1000 = 10

1000 written in base r is r. Just count the zeros to get the exponent.
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Re: Exponent Question

1000 = 101010

10 = 101010

In this case 10 is the base and 3 is the exponent. The exponent tells you how many times the base is a factor.

3 = 33 = 9

2^(10) = 2222222222 = 1024

xxxx = x^4

xx = x^4

(a^b)(a^c) = a^(b + c)

4^(5) = (2)^5 = 2^10

(a^b)^c = a^(bc)
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If I recall correctly, the OP is in the first or second year of high school and is just beginning to develop math skills. I have tutored many adults in college who had trouble differentiating between exponents and factors.
Okay. I deleted my post, since I noticed that OP edited his first post and I misunderstood 1000 and 10 thing.
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I noticed the deletion so I edited my post.
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Thx Guys
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