**Exponent**

An *exponent* is a small number written with another big number that
tells how many times to multiply the big number by itself. It looks
like this:

3^{2} and this means 3 x 3 which equals 9.

The little 2 is the exponent

It DOES NOT mean to multiply the 3 by 2. It means to multiply the 3 times
itself.
Here's another one: 4^{3} = 4 x 4 x 4 = 64.

The little 3 tells how many 4's to multiply together.

Now, can you tell me what 5^{2} is?

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