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# How are factors and exponents related?

Updated: 8/29/2023

Swmiller

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8y ago

An exponent is a number that indicates how many copies of the base are to be multiplied together. An exponent is a number like any other and its factors - if any - are foud in the same way as the factor of any other number.

Wiki User

10y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

Factors are numbers that multiply to create a product. Exponents are a shorthand way to write multiple factors.

3 x 3 x 3 = 27

33 = 27

Wiki User

12y ago

The exponent tells how many times the factor is used.

Wiki User

12y ago

When a factorization has repeated numbers, it is sometimes preferable to write them as exponents.

2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 = 216

23 x 33 = 216

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8y ago

The exponent tells how many times the base is used as a factor.

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