## Exponents

## Making Exponents with the ** character

Python uses the ** characters to "make" exponents.

Exponents are a quantity representing the power to which a given number or expression is to be raised, usually expressed as a raised symbol beside the number or expression (e.g., 3 in 23 = 2 × 2 × 2).

For example:

Exponents are a quantity representing the power to which a given number or expression is to be raised, usually expressed as a raised symbol beside the number or expression (e.g., 3 in 23 = 2 × 2 × 2).

For example:

You can ask Python to help you calculate exponents that include negative numbers and decimals, too:

## Challenge!

What's the result of these exponent problems? (Use the console below, if you like!)