BASE OF A POWER

Definition of Base (of a Power)

In an expression of the form xy, x is the base. The base x is a factor that repeats y times.

Examples of Base (of a Power)

  • In 34, 3 is the base. The factor 3 would repeat 4 times, i.e. 3 × 3 × 3 × 3.

  • In 52, 5 is the base. The factor 5 would repeat twice, i.e. 5 × 5.

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Solved Example on Base (of a Power)

Ques: Which is the base in 'six to the fourth power'?

    Choices:
    A. 6
    B. 4
    C. 2
    D. 10
    Correct Answer: A

Solution:

    Step 1: 'Six to the fourth power' is 64
    Step 2: The base here is 6.

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