let's start off with finding x.

this is incorrect, as any number multiplied by 1 any amount of times equals to itself.

this is correct.

after this, we have to check for the correct number to square 3 by, or for a simpler form, we have to find y.

this is incorrect, as any number multiplied by 1 any amount of times equals to itself.

this is incorrect, as we were all taught the kindergarten problem that 3 ^ 2 = 9.

this is incorrect, as 3 ^ 3 is equal to 27.

this is incorrect, as 3 ^ 4 equals to 81.

this is correct, as 3 to the power of 5 is equal to 243.

we can now find out that y is equal to 5.

because we have found out what y is equal to, we now have an answer.