Lyrics by Steven Mudrick
Sung to the tune of “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

PART 1: For the problem 7 to the second power

Just make it
’bout that base, no trouble!
’bout that base, no trouble!
Make it all about that base
’bout that base, you’ll have no trouble!
’bout that base (base base base)

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, you can’t just grab the two
You just can’t take it take it
And multiply it through
We got those rules rules
that all the students chase
Put all the right numbers in all
The right places

I see you took the base
Then multiplied by two (Waooh)
We know that stuff ain’t real
You don’t know what to do
We’ve got mathematics steps,
So don’t put up a fight
You multiply the base (twice)
If you want to do it right

Yeah, my math teacher told me
it shouldn’t be such a fight (wop wop, whaooo wop wop)
He said, “Students like you want a little more homework to do at night” (that homework homework, that homework)
You know you won’t be no uneducated math student tonight (wop wop, whaooo wop wop)
As long as you multiply the base by itself… you’re doing it right.

PART 2: For the problem 7 to the 3rd power, and others like it

Just make it
’bout that base, no trouble!
“bout that base, no trouble!
Make it all about that base
’bout the base, you’ll have no trouble!

I’m bringing mathematics back
Go ‘head and tell them other students that! (No, I’m just calculating.)
I know you think it’s whaaaack!
There’s a base and an exponent on the bottom and the top

Yeah, my math teacher told me
About using other exponents too (wop wop, whaooo wop wop)
He said, “Multiply the base by itself that many times too.” (Just do it do it, just do it!)
This tells you how many times to multiply the base to make it right (wop wop, whaooo wop wop)
If you do it this way you can do it without any help

PART 3: For the problems 2 to the 4th power multiplied by 2 to the second power, and 3 to the 4th power divided by 3 to the second power

When you multiply
You know it’s easy too
Like you’re supposed to do
Then there’s division too and what it’s about
You just subtract exponents
And you won’t have any doubt

Yeah, my math teacher he told me
That this is no problem at all (Wop wop, Whaooo wop wop)
“Multiplying and dividing exponents is like having a ball.” (It’s really easy. You know it’s easy easy)
You know you won’t be no uneducated math student tonight (wop wop, whaooo wop wop)
As long as you multiply the base by itself… you’re doing it right.

Just make it
’bout that base, no trouble!
’bout that base, no trouble!
Make it all about that base
’bout that base, you’ll have no trouble!
’bout that base

Just make it
’bout that base, no trouble!
’bout that base, no trouble!
Make it all about that base
’bout the base, you’ll have no trouble!