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# Can you explain what exponential mean but in simpler terms

please

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Here are some examples:
2**4 = 2*2*2*2 = 16
5**3 = 5*5*5= 125

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Exponentiation
Besides addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, Python also supports exponentiation, which is the raising of one number to the power of another. This operation is performed using two asterisks.
>>> 2**5
32
>>> 9 ** (1/2)
3.0
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Hey there 😃
When we say exponential, we are saying that we multiply a number multiple times.
2**2 is saying multiply 2 twice.
3**2 is saying multiply 3 twice.
2**12 is saying multiply 2 twelve times.
And so on...
base ** exponent
Multiply the <base> <exponent> number of times.
Hope that helps you 😃

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Eliakim Ramos, I would suggest that you tske a look at
https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/1777685/?ref=app

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Eliakim Ramos
// is the floor division symbol.
5 // 2 means how many 2's can you get in 5.
There are two 2's in 5.
Therefore, 5 // 2 = 2.

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9**(1/2) means the square root of 9, which is 3.

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guys and girls thanks for the help

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What happen with example: 5//2 ??

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Okay I understand that 3 **3 means 3x3x3 but what does 9** (1/2) means ?

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Raj
9** (1/2) means
9 to the power of (1/2) you will get 3

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Thanks Edwin Pratt and Oluwatosin Odubanjo. Now I understand! :)

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tf is this

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Simply put it means multiplying the number by itself. How many times you do that depends on the exponent.