# Base of an Exponentiation

## Base of an Exponentiation

The first element in an exponentiation operation (or in raising to a power).

In the exponentiation $$b^n$$, the number $$b$$ is the base and the number $$n$$ is the exponent.

### Example

In the exponentiation 25 = 32, the number 2 is the base, the number 5 is the exponent and the number 32 is the result (called the power).