Video: Evaluating Whole-Number Exponents

There are nearly 3⁵ species of monkeys on Earth. What is the value of 3⁵?

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There are nearly three to the power of five species of monkeys on Earth. What is the value of three to the power of five?

Three to the power five is equal to three multiplied by three multiplied by three multiplied by three multiplied by three. The exponent or power, in this case five, tells us how many threes we will have.

Three multiplied by three is equal to nine. Multiplying this by the third three gives us 27 as nine multiplied by three is 27. Multiplying by the fourth three gives us 81. 27 multiplied by three is equal to 81.

And finally, multiplying by the last three gives us 243 as 81 multiplied by three is 243. This means that three to the power of five is equal to 243. In the context of this question, there are nearly 243 species of monkeys on Earth.

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