In this lesson, you will learn all about exponents and also how you can add two different exponents together. But to start off, let's review the definition of exponents.
Exponent: a power that a number is given.
For example let's say that we have the number 6 to the power of 3 and 4 to the power of 2. The first step in adding these is to find out the answer to each of these exponents.
6 to the power of 3 is the same thing as 6 x 6 x 6 which equals 216.
4 to the power of 2 is the same thing as 4 x 4 which equals 16.
Now all you have to do is add the two values together!
216 + 16 equals 232.
That means the sum of 6 to the power of 3 and 4 to the power of 2 is equal to 232.