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# Is the little 2 on top of a number an exponent?

Updated: 9/19/2023

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Yes! ex: 4^2= 4 X 4=16

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### What is the little 2 above a number for?

its an exponent it means squared or doubled because its a 2

### What is the little number the math equations called?

the little numbers are called exponents. Do you mean this? 32. this is an exponent. (the little 2)

### What is a exponent?

It is a little floating number at the top of a whole number that increases it. For example five squared would be five with a floating 2 and the answer would be 25 because five times 5 is 25

### How do you use exponent in a sentence?

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### What is the base and the exponent?

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### How will you know the exponent of scientific notation is negative or positive?

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### What is an irrational exponent?

It means that it is an exponent, and that it is not a rational number - i.e., one that can be written as a fraction of two integers.

### Which exponent gives the square of the reciprocal of a number?

The relevant exponent is -2.

### What is the definition of base number?

A base number is the value to the power of the exponent. For example, in 2^4, 2 is the base number and 4 is the exponent.

### Is 2 by the power of 5 an exponent?

In the number 25 the exponent is 5. Whereas, 2 is the base.

### Is a number with 2 or more factors an exponent?

No. An exponent is the degree to which a number is multiplied by itself. For example in 23 the 3 is the exponent. 23 is equal to 2x2x2.

### What is 1000000 in exponential form?

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