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    Post Math Power

    Suppose I multiply the number 2 with the number 2, then multiply that result with the number 2, then multiply that result with the number 2:

    (2 X 2 X 2 X 2)

    How do I write this in English?

    "Two put to the power of four"
    "Two put to the fourth power "
    "Two raised to the power of four"
    "Two raised to the fourth power"

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    Re: Math Power

    I would call it "two to the fourth power" or "two to the fourth."

    You could say "raised to the..." You can't say "put."

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    Re: Math Power

    If I remember back to my maths classes, I was taught "two to the power of four".

    Two
    Two squared
    Two cubed
    Two to the power of four
    Two to the power of five
    Etc
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