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wolf1728

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Basically I'd like to know the precise terminology.

In the equation 2³ = 8

we can say that "2" is the base, "3" is the exponent but what exactly is the "8" called? I have seen it referred to (no doubt incorrectly) as the power? I'm thinking the "8" could be called the answer, the result, or the product but there might be a better term.

In this equation,

log

_{2}(8) = 3

"2" is the base, "8" is the anti-logarithm and "3" is the logarithm.

(I'm guessing I have defined those correctly).

Any answers would be greatly appreciated and thank you.