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

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## 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:

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 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.*