Posted by **.....** on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 8:14pm.

How does exponents work? Is it ust multiplication...please help me i am in grade 7 math

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 8:26pm
It is multiplication and more.

For instance, a^2 is a times a

a^3 is a times a times a, or a cubed.

Now it gets a little more fun.

a^(1/2) is the sqrt(a)

a^(1/3) is the cubrt(a)

a^(4/3) is the cubrt of a^4

neat.

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**mellisa**, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 8:31pm
like 2>2 is 4 and 2>3 is 8 because the first time you multiply you multiply by the original number???am i right ...sorry if its confusing???

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 8:36pm
You're right.

But be sure you use the correct signs.

2^2 = 4

2^3 = 8

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**mellisa**, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 9:27pm
thank you Ms.Sue and BobPursley

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 9:27pm
You're welcome.

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