Exponents

Now let’s add another maths symbol: exponents. Now multiplication is really successive adding: 2 × 3 = 2 + 2 + 2 or 3 + 3. In other words, 2 × 3  can be thought of as adding 2 three times or adding 3 two times. Well exponents are indicating successive multiplication. Example:

$\begin{array}{l} {{3}^{2}\hspace{0.33em}{=}\hspace{0.33em}{3}\hspace{0.33em}\times\hspace{0.33em}{3}}\\ {{2}^{3}\hspace{0.33em}{=}\hspace{0.33em}{2}\hspace{0.33em}\times\hspace{0.33em}{2}\hspace{0.33em}\times\hspace{0.33em}{2}}\\ {{x}^{3}\hspace{0.33em}{=}\hspace{0.33em}{x}\hspace{0.33em}\times\hspace{0.33em}{x}\hspace{0.33em}\times\hspace{0.33em}{x}} \end{array}$

I will expand on this tomorrow.