## anonymous one year ago What does x^2 mean?

1. Loser66

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2. anonymous

x squared

3. mattyboyy

To the second power^

4. SolomonZelman

When you say: $$\Large\color{red}{ \displaystyle a^{\color{blue}{b}} }$$ That means, that you are multiplying $$\Large\color{red}{ \displaystyle a }$$ times itself, for $$\Large\color{red}{ \displaystyle {\color{blue}{b}} }$$ number of times.

5. anonymous

It means x • x So if u have x^3 then its x•x•x x^4 would be x•x•x•x And so on :)

6. SolomonZelman

So for example: $$\Large\color{red}{ \displaystyle 3^{\color{blue}{4}} =\underbrace{ 3\times 3 \times 3 \times 3 }_{ \rm \color{blue}{4~times} } }$$