Exponents are used every day in STEM, construction, model populations, and many more such as compute investments or financial purposes. Most exponents can be represented by using graphs.
Exponents date back many centuries and Euclid, a Greek mathematician is credited with the first known usage of exponents. He used the term 'power' to represent what we know today, multiplying a number by itself.
The word exponent was coined in 1544, by Michael Stifel. Michael is an English author and mathematician.
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But he was simply working with a base of two While the word exponent came to mean different things, the first recorded modern use of exponent in mathematics was in a book called "Arithmetic Integra" written in 1544 by Micheal Stifel. When he was working with a base of two, the exponent 3 would mean the number of 2s you would need to multiply to get 8. So it would look like this: 2*3=8.
Accountants use exponents to figure out financial problems such as making sure that taxes are paid properly on time, calculating how much money people still have in their bank account, and how much money has to be paid.
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