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What is a number multiplied by itself called?

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A number that is multiplied by itself is called a base when it is written in exponential notation. Exponential notation consists of the number to be multiplied and a numeral in superscript to the right of it to indicate the number of times it is to be multiplied by itself.

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What is a number multiplied by itself called?
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When the multiplication process is written out in full, the number is called a factor. The number may also be considered a multiplier or multiplicand when the equation is written this way.

The product of a number being multiplied by itself is called a square. The product of a number being multiplied by itself many times is called a power of that number. When the number being multiplied by itself is written in terms of the product of that multiplication, it is called the square root of the product.

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