What does it mean a number to the 5th or 6th power mean?
It means that the number is multiplied by itself that many times.
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: