# Exponents (Basics)

You may have learned that multiplication is repeated addition. Could you imagine having to always write $3+3+3+3+3$ instead of $3\cdot5$ ? Or worse, writing $42+42+\dots+42$ a hundred times instead of $42\cdot100$ ?

Now you may be thinking, what's repeated multiplication? In other words, how else can we write $3\cdot3\cdot3\cdot3\cdot3$? Continue to the next lesson to find out!