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# What is 10 to the 6th power?

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Ten raised to the sixth power is equal to one million or 1,000,000, which is a one followed by six zeros. Raising a number to a power of six is the same as multiplying the number by itself six times.

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Working with powers of 10 can be easily visualized by adding a zero each time the power increases by one. Ten to the second power is 10 times 10, or 100. Ten to the third power is 10 times 10 times 10, which equals 1,000. Ten to the fourth power is 10,000. Ten to the fifth power is 100,000, and so on. In the above example, the number 10 is called the "base," and the number 6 is called the "power" or "exponent."

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The number 10 to the fourth power is 10,000. To raise 10 to the fourth power means multiplying 10 times 10 times 10 times 10.

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The number 10 raised to the sixth power is 1,000,000 (one million). When the number 10 is raised to any power, the result will be a number with a one in front of a number of zeros that is equal to the exponent. For example, in this case the answer has six zeros, the same as the power 10 was raised to.

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The division properties of exponents are: when dealing with like bases, exponents are subtracted when the bases are divided; when an entire quotient is raised to an exponential power, both the numerator and denominator are raised to the power before division is performed. One way to employ the division properties of exponents is to expand the terms above and below the dividing line for like bases.