7 to the power of 2 is 49.
Any number to the power of 2 is multiplying that number by itself twice.
So that would be 7*7, which is 49.
So yes, 7^2 is 49.
(Did I mix something up again?)
Yes, 49 is the correct answer.
For this specific problem, you are multiplying: 7x7=49
For say \(5^8\) what you do is multiply 5x5x5x5x5x5x5x5= 390,625
The little number shows how many times you multiply and the big number shows what you are multiplying.