FAQ: Learn Python: Syntax - Exponents


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I don’t understand someone please answer
Q). Since each person is requesting 6 quilts, we’ll need 6 * 6 * 6 * 6 squares. Can you think of a way to express that as an exponent?

One quilt is 6x6=36
so 6 quilts for 6 people would be 36*6= 216
why is there an extra times 6 for the answer 1296?


6 quilts for 6 people is 36 quilts
if each quilt is 36 squares, then the total is 36 * 36 squares


One quilt is 36 squares
6 people want a quilt
All 6 people want 6 quilts

36 * 6 * 6 = answer to the question