An exponent is a number that tells how many times the base number is
used as a factor. For example, 43 indicates that the base number 4
is used as a factor 3 times. To determine the value of 43, multiply
4*4*4 which would give the result 64.
Cubes indicate that the exponent has a value of three. The term cube comes
from the geometrical shape that has the same width and length and height. To find
the volume of a cube you would multiply the width times the length times the height.
Exponents are written as a superscript number (e.g. 43) or preceded
by the caret (^) symbol (e.g. 4^3).
Some facts about exponents:
- Zero cubed is zero (e.g. 03 = 0)
- One cubed is one (e.g. 13 = 1)