*exponents*

*exponents*

## this is read as **2 to the power of 5**.

**2 to the power of 5**

## this is read as **6 to the power of 3**.

**6 to the power of 3**

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## a **base** # to the __2nd power__ is called *squared*.

**base**

*squared*

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## A *base *# to the __3rd power__ is called *cubed.*

*base*

*cubed.*