[ ] [ eks' poh nehn tee aye shun ] or [ ek  spuh nehn shee  aye shuhn] Q: What is 10 to the first power? Q: What is 10 to the zero power (10^{0})?
The elements of an "exponential expression" are
the base is "raised to the power of" the exponent.
A simple way of thinking about powers of ten is that the exponent indicates the number of zeros:
Tip: It may be more useful for you to think of powers of ten in terms of "zeroplaces" rather than just "zeros" this allows you to use the concept for negative exponents (10^{1}=0.1) and 'scientification notation' (see following section).
Exponentiation in "Scientific notation"Exponentiation is used in scientific notation to abbreviate large numbers. For example, instead of writing 123,000,000,000 , you could write 1.23 x 10^{11} or 1.23 x (10^11) The 'Exp' button seen in the image above indicates this type of abbreviation. This can be written as
A simple way of speaking about this notation is to say "move the decimal over 11 places": Or, if it's a whole number, you could just think of it as adding eleven zeros. Note that the "exponentiation"/"scientific" notation for the example used on the first part of this page (ten raised to the ninth power) is 1.e+9 .
10^1  10^3  10^6  10^9 10  1,000  1,000,000  1,000,000,000 ten  one thousand  one million  one billion Bytes  KB  MB  GB Bytes  ThB  MiB  BB in excel: =10^9 1,000,000,000 =10**9 10,000,000,000 (= 10 with 9 zeros? ) in Google: 10^9= 1 000 000 000 10**9= 10 ** 9 = 1 000 000 000 


