In an exponential equation, the base is the number that has an independent variable as an exponent.

### Example

In the exponential equation 2* ^{x}* = 32, the base is 2 and the exponent

*x*is the independent variable.

In an exponential equation, the base is the number that has an independent variable as an exponent.

In the exponential equation 2* ^{x}* = 32, the base is 2 and the exponent