Quick Question! Python - Exponents

https://www.codecademy.com/paths/computer-science/tracks/cspath-cs-101/modules/cspath-python-hello-world/lessons/python-hello-world/exercises/exponents

I’m working on the exponents exercise and the last question had a solution that I did not understand. There is 6 people requesting 6 quilts that are 6x6 and the answer was 6 ** 4 and I don’t know where the 4 comes from?

Some clarification on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

…6 people have each requested 6 quilts… 6 quilts apiece for 6 people.

There are 6 people and each person has requested 6 quilts for himself/herself.
So, the total quilts required will be 36 or 6x6.

Each quilt has the dimension in tiles of 6x6.
There are 6 people.
Each person wants 6 quilts.
Therefore # of tiles required = 6 x 6 x 6 x 6 = 6 ** 4

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