Converting exponents to expanded form is simply writing the exponent out in full form. Converting expanded form to exponent means we need to determine the base and exponent and write it in the form: . Converting exponents to words is to write the exponent out in words.
If we are given , the expanded form is 2 2 2 (this is the base multiplied by itself, the exponent number of times). If we are given 2 2 2 * 2, the exponent form would be base exponent, so in this case the base is 2, and the exponent is 4. Therefore the answer is . In words, the same would be written as ‘2 to the power of 4’ or ‘2 to the fourth power’.
Note: Any number to the power of 2 or 3 is said to be ‘squared’ or ‘cubed’ respectively.