Writing repeated factors can be so tiring! Powers and exponents are a shorthand notation that save space and are a quick and easy way to simplify multiplication

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**Exponent** – A number that shows how many times another number is multiplied times itself

3^2 = 3 x 3 = 9

Evaluate means to find the value of something.

Example Evaluate 2^3 x 5^2

Here’s how

2^3 x 5^2 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 5 = 200

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