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Exponentiation

During exponentiation you multiply the base a so often with itself as indicated by the exponent n

 


Explanation

You can write a power as a normal multiplication

For the exponent the standard calculation rules apply

This works also for numbers, as

When multiplying with the same base, you must add the exponents

what you can easily check

 


Example 1

With a simple calculation you can show that 20 = 1 must be true, because

22 · 20 = 22+0 = 22 = 4

 


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