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right six times six times six times six times six times six times six times six in exponential in exponential notation so what's going on over here well we have six multiplied by itself how many times let's see that's six times one then six times two is that that's six type well it's not six times two it's six times itself two times remember six times itself two times would be 36 six times two would only be 12 so we've won 6-2 6-3 6-4 656 is six sixes seven six is eight sixes so we're multiplying six by itself eight times to write this in exponential notation we would say that this is equal to six this is equal to six to the to the eighth power which is literally equal to six times six times six times six times six times six times six times six now I want to make it very clear this is not this is not this is not equal to six times eight six times eight six times eight will only be 48 six to the eighth power is a super huge number six times six is thirty-six and you're gonna multiply that times six which is what that's like thirty-six times that's what 216 and then you keep multiplying it by six you get some huge number here this number right here it's worthwhile to point out this number is huge this number is huge this number right here not so huge it is not huge so don't get confused if you see six to the eighth power it's six times itself eight times not six times eight