How do we say/speak for exponent expression?

Hi all,

How do you say this Math expression verbally?

3^4 (which is shorten of 3 x 3 x 3 x 4).

In general, a^b: what are the name of “a” and “b”?

Thank you very much!


Three to the power of four.


“A” to the power of “B”. “A” is the “base”, and “B” is the “exponent”.

Thank you very much for your prompt answer, SkiIuck!

You are most welcome.

You could also say: three to the fourth power, which is perhaps slightly more common.