The two in the
expression is called
the base,
and the 3 is called
the exponent
(or power).
Exponents:
Distributive
Property

How to
Understand
the
Process
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Property

General
Rule
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Property

when
each base
is a
number
,
and
all
exponents
are
integers
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Property

when
each base
is a
variable
,
and
all
exponents
are
integers
Exponents:
Distributive
Property

when
each base
is a
variable
,
and
some
exponents
are
positive
fractions
Exponents:
Distributive
Property

when
each base
is a
variable
,
and
some
exponents
are
positive
and
negative
fractions
Exponents:
Distributive
Property

when
each base
is a
variable
,
and
some
exponents
are
positive
decimals
Exponents:
Distributive
Property

when
each base
is a
variable
,
and
some
exponents
are
positive
and
negative
decimals
Exponents:
Distributive
Property

when
each base
is a
variable
,
and
the
expression
within the
brackets
is a
fraction
Exponents:
Distributive
Property

when
each base
is a
variable
,
and
exponents
are
algebraic
expressions
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Distributive
Property

using
a
0 (zero)
exponent
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Property

with
a
combination
of bases
and
exponents