# How do you write "5 (times) x (times) x (times) x (times) x (times) x" in exponential form?

Apr 25, 2018

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

According to the definition of a power with natural exponent we have:

## ${a}^{b} = a \times a \times a \ldots \times a$ 

with factor $a$ repeated $b$ times

In the given expression variable $x$ is multiplied by itself $5$ times, so we can write that:

## $x \cdot x \cdot x \cdot x \cdot x = {x}^{5}$

The whole expression can therfore be simplified to: