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Base (a)=\hspace{0.2em} (a)\, = \, \hspace{0.2em}

Exponent (n)=\hspace{0.2em} (n)\, = \, \hspace{0.2em}

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About the Exponent Calculator

The exponent calculator lets you calculate the value of numbers raised to a certain exponent, including large exponents. The bases can have up to 7\hspace{0.2em} 7 \hspace{0.2em} digits and the exponent upto 5\hspace{0.2em} 5 \hspace{0.2em}.

Usage Guide

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i. Valid Inputs

When using the simple calculator, both a\hspace{0.2em} a \hspace{0.2em} and n\hspace{0.2em} n \hspace{0.2em} can be in any of the following formats.

  • Whole numbers or decimals → 2\hspace{0.2em} 2 \hspace{0.2em}, 4.25\hspace{0.2em} -4.25 \hspace{0.2em}, 0\hspace{0.2em} 0 \hspace{0.2em}, 0.33\hspace{0.2em} 0.33 \hspace{0.2em}
  • Fractions → 2/3\hspace{0.2em} 2/3 \hspace{0.2em}, 1/5\hspace{0.2em} -1/5 \hspace{0.2em}
  • Mixed numbers → 51/4\hspace{0.2em} 5 \hspace{0.5em} 1/4 \hspace{0.2em}

Please note that depending on the combination of a\hspace{0.2em} a \hspace{0.2em} and n\hspace{0.2em} n \hspace{0.2em}, the result might be too large for the "simple" calculator to handle.

For the large exponents calculator, both the base and exponent must be non-negative integers. a\hspace{0.2em} a \hspace{0.2em} can have upto 7\hspace{0.2em} 7 \hspace{0.2em} digits and n\hspace{0.2em} n \hspace{0.2em} can have a maximum of 5\hspace{0.2em} 5 \hspace{0.2em} digits.

ii. Example

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Here's a quick overview of what exponents are.

What Is an Exponent?

Exponents (also known as indices or powers) are shorthand for repeated multiplication. The exponent of a number tells us how many copies of it are multiplied together.

For example, 34\hspace{0.2em} 3^4 \hspace{0.2em} would mean we are multiplying four 3\hspace{0.2em} 3s together. So,

34=3×3×3×3=81\begin{align*} 3^4 \hspace{0.2em} &= \hspace{0.2em} 3 \times 3 \times 3 \times 3 \\[1em] &= \hspace{0.2em} 81 \end{align*}

As you can see, we write the exponent as a superscript (the small number at the top). The number carrying the exponent is known as the base.

Also, we read 34\hspace{0.2em} 3^4 \hspace{0.2em} as "three to the fourth". There are several other ways to read it as well, but this shall do.

Zero As an Exponent

Any non-zeo number raised to the zeroth power equals 1\hspace{0.2em} 1 \hspace{0.2em}.

a0=1,a0a^0 \hspace{0.25em} = \hspace{0.25em} 1 \hspace{0.25em}, \hspace{1em} a \neq 0

For example, 80=1\hspace{0.2em} 8^0 \hspace{0.25em} = \hspace{0.25em} 1 \hspace{0.2em}. Similarly, (2)0=1\hspace{0.2em} (-2)^0 \hspace{0.25em} = \hspace{0.25em} 1 \hspace{0.2em}

Negative Exponents

Negative exponent of a number is the same as the reciprocal of its positive exponent. So,

an=1ana^{-n} \hspace{0.25em} = \hspace{0.25em} \frac{1}{a^n}

For example,

42=1424^{-2} \hspace{0.25em} = \hspace{0.25em} \frac{1}{4^2}

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