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In mathematics, **exponentiation** is an operation involving two numbers: the *base* and the *exponent* or *power*. Exponentiation is written as *b*^{n}, where b is the *base* and n is the *power*; often said as "b to the power n".^{[1]} When n is a positive integer, exponentiation corresponds to repeated multiplication of the base: that is, *b*^{n} is the product of multiplying n bases:^{[1]}