Enter the base and power in the designated boxes of the exponent calculator to evaluate the exponent.

With this exponent calculator, you can find the result of both positive and negative exponents. The input system is simple and easy to understand. By clicking on “show more”, you can also see all the steps of calculation.

## What is the exponent?

Exponents can be defined as,

“The exponent of a number says **how many times **to use the number in a multiplication.”

For example, 3 exp 4 can be written as:

3^{4} = 3×3×3×3 = 81

## How to solve exponents?

There are two types of exponents; positive and negative.

### Positive exponents

Exponents of a base that are equal to or greater than zero.

*Example:*

Solve *5*^{3}.

**Solution**:

**Step 1:** Write the base, power number of times.

*5*^{3 }= 5 × 5 × 5

**Step 2: **Multiply.

*5*^{3 }**= **5 × 5 × 5 = *125 *

### Negative exponents

Exponents that are smaller than zero.

*Example:*

Solve *6*^{-3}

**Solution**:

**Step 1:** Divide *6*^{-3} by *1 *to make the exponent positive.

*6*^{-3} = 1/6^{3}

**Step 2: **Write the base, power number of times.

*1/6*^{3}* = *1/(6 × 6 × 6) = *1/216*

*1/6*^{3} *= 0.00463*