what is the difference between exponents and powers?

Dear Student!

Here is the answer to your query.

A power is the product of multiplying a number by itself.

Usually, a power is represented with a base number and an exponent. The base number tells what number is being multiplied. The exponent, a small number written to the right top of the base number, tells how many times the base number is being multiplied.

**Example :** 6 to the 5^{th} power may be written as 6^{5}. Here the base number is 6 and the exponent is 5. Which means 6 is being multiplied by itself 5 times i.e. 6 × 6 × 6 × 6 × 6

⇒ 6 × 6 × 6 × 6 × 6 = 7776 or 6^{5 }= 7776

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