**The base of the power is the number that is** **multiplied**** by itself as many times as indicated by the exponent.**

The base appears as a number or algebraic expression. In its upper right corner, the exponent is shown in small.

The base of the power has to stand out clearly since it is the base!

The base of the power can be positive or negative and, depending on the exponent, the sign in the result will be modified.