Sangeetha Pulapaka
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We know how to calculate the expression 5 x 5. This expression can be written in a shorter way using something called exponents.

An expression that represents repeated multiplication of the same factor is called a power. In the number 5^{2}

The number 5 is called the base, and the number 2 is called the exponent. The exponent corresponds to the number of times the base is used as a factor.