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Exponent Calculator

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On this page is an exponent calculator. Enter a base b and an exponent or power n, and we'll compute the result of exponentiation.

Exponent Calculator

What is an Exponent?

An exponent is a power or a symbol in mathematics which is shorthand to multiple a number by itself n times. Exponentiation means to find the result of raising a base to some exponent or power n.

Exponentiation is the opposite of taking a logarithm. Where in exponentiation we know the base and the power, in a logarithm we know the result and the base. In that way, we can convert back and forth between the two.

Exponent Formula

The formula for an exponent is:

{\displaystyle b^{n}=\underbrace {b\times b\times \dots \times b \times b} _{n\,{\textrm {times}}}.}

Where:

  • b: the base of the equation (the number we need to raise/take a power/exponentiate)
  • n: the power or exponent

If the power is a fraction it's a bit trickier. See our dedicated fraction exponent calculator for more.

Exponent Example

For example, let's say you wanted to find 5^5. Here's how it'd work

5^5=\\5*5*5*5*5=\\25*5*5*5=\\125*5*5=\\625*5=\\3125

5 raised to the fifth power is 3,125.

Using the Exponent Calculator

You only need to enter two numbers to get the result of exponentiation: the base b and the power or exponent x. Enter those to match a "b raised to the x power" statement.

When happy, hit Compute Exponent and we'll return the result of the calculation.

Next, try our other tools and calculators.

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