# Introduction To Exponents | Pre-Algebra | Khan Academy

Taking an exponent is basically the act of repeated multiplication. You know how to multiply, right? If so, understanding exponents is completely within your grasp!

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## 12 thoughts

1. andyct1982 says:

Will you ever touch on hyper-operations?

2. Brian Huerta says:

Hey I’m learning exponents

3. Conan says:

Theses are really easy to understand, thank you!

4. TheGamingGoatPlayz says:

Right now Im in 4rth grade and Im larning these ty

5. Joshua Wells says:

Thank you!

6. Jolie Edwards says:

thx

7. JesusBoy14 says:

What a great way to start kids off to learning exponents… we enjoy all of your videos: I bet other children wish they could have a teacher just like you. If children know how to do multiplication and division, they’ll get the concept of this quickly. Thank you.

8. The Kidz Craftz says:

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9. Divine-Hope Chiong says:

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10. COOLIO MCGOOLIO says:

Literally if my teacher just showed me these videos and then let us do work it would be so much better

11. Jakayla Rivera says:

thx I understand it now!

12. Tejbir Bindra says:

Why does sqrt(x+6) = x only have one solution?