# How do you express 16 in exponential form?

Nov 23, 2016

$16 = {2}^{4}$

Nov 23, 2016

$16$ can be expressed in exponential form in several ways...
$16$ can be expressed in exponential form as ${2}^{4}$ or ${4}^{2}$ or even ${16}^{1}$
If you allow negative or irrational numbers then there are other possibilities too. If you allow rational exponents then you can also include ${8}^{\frac{4}{3}}$ and infinitely many other possibilities.