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The base of an exponent is a number that is raised to a certain power.

In 15^{2}, 15 is the base and 2 is the exponent. You can read 15^{2} as 15 raised to the power of 2.

To get an answer for 15^{2}, you can just multiply 15 by itself.

15^{2} = 15 × 15

**Other examples**

In 4^{6} , 4 is the base

In 1^{3} , 1 is the base

In (-9)^{6} , -9 is the base

In -9^{6} , -9 is not the base. 9 is the base