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