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Power

A power is written as

power = base exponent

It is sometimes called a real power.

 


Explanation

To calculate a power you multiply the base so often with itself as indicated in the exponent. You call this exponentiation.

 


Example 1

You can calculate a power with digits

With letters you get

 


Example 2

You can write Catalan's conjecture as

32 − 23 = 9 − 8 = 1

 


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