The power of a number says how many times to use the number in a multiplication.

It is written as a small number to the right and above the base number.

In this example: 8

(Other names for power are

It is written as a small number to the right and above the base number.

In this example: 8

^{2}= 8 × 8 = 64(Other names for power are

**index**or**exponent**)
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