# What does it mean a number to the 5th or 6th power mean?

##### 1 Answer

May 22, 2018

#### Answer:

It means that the number is multiplied by itself that many times.

#### Explanation:

As I said in the answer, we can think of exponents as a way of shortening the statement "A number

If we wrote the quoted statement as a mathematical expression:

Translating this abstract explanation into a more concrete example:

The special conditions here are fractional/decimal exponents and zero.

A number raised to a fraction is the same as saying the "

An exponent of zero **always** results in 1:

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