Description: Now that we understand how to interpret an exponent and how the patterns in zeros are related to the exponent, we can solve more complicated problems! Created by Sal Khan. We are asked what is 10 to the fifth power equivalent to. Well, 10 to the fifth power is the same thing as taking a 1 and multiplying it by 10 five times. Now, you might have noticed, every time we multiply it by 10, we're adding another 0 to the product.*Teacher Advisor is 100% free.