# Exponent Operator Exponentiation is a binary operator that operates on a base and exponent value. The exponent operator is represented by writing the exponent value in superscript style. For discrete numbers, a base value to the power is the same as multiplying the base by itself times. For example, raised to the value is equal to multiplied by multiplied by as shown in the equation below.

The exponent operator models exponential growth and is related to the logarithm and radical operators. The relationship between the three operators and the nature of the exponent operator itself can be visualized by drawing a tree structure.

## Examples

Shown below are examples that demonstrate the result of the exponent operator for discrete numbers.

### Base 2

Expression Pattern

### Base 3

Expression Pattern

### Base 5

Expression Pattern

## Properties of Exponents

The properties of the exponent operator are summarized in the table below. These properties can be used to manipulate math expressions into new forms.

Name Property
Zero Property
Identity Property
Negative Property
Product Property
Quotient Property
Power Property