# What is 2 to the 8th power?

Updated on May 1, 2024

## Answer: 2 to the 8th power is 256.

**Explanation:** Repeatedly multiplying 2 will get the result up to the eighth power. So kids must multiply 2 eight times.

The breakdown will look like 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2. Essentially, you need to keep multiplying 2 until you have done it eight times (the given power).

**Step 1:**Multiply 2 by 2 = 4.**Step 2:**Multiply the result by two. So 4 x 2 = 8.**Step 3:**Multiply the result by 2. So 8 x 2 = 16.**Step 4:**Multiply the result by 2. So 16 x 2 = 32.**Step 5:**Multiply the result by 2. So 32 x 2 = 64.**Step 6:**Multiply the result by 2. So 64 x 2 = 128.**Step 7:**Multiply the result by 2. So 128 x 2 = 256.

### Therefore, 2 to the 8th power is 256.

## FAQ on Exponents

### What is 2 to the 3rd power?

2 to the 3rd power is 8.

### What is 2 to the 5th power?

2 to the 5th power is 32.

### What is 2 to the 10th power?

2 to the 10th power is 1024.