An exponent is the small number located in the upper, right-hand position of an exponential expression (baseexponent), which indicates the power to which the base of the expression is raised.
The exponent of a number shows you how many times the number is to be used in a multiplication. Exponents do not have to be numbers or constants; they can be variables. They are often positive whole number s, but they can be negative numbers, fractional numbers, irrational numbers, or complex numbers. It is written as a small number to the right and above the base number.
Example:
Calculate the exponent for the 3 raised to the power of 4
It means = 34
Solution
3*3*3*3 = 81
Therefore the
exponent is 81