import math 8 * 8 # 64 8 ** 2. # 64 math.pow(8, 2) # 64.0

**Here is what the above code is Doing:**

1. 8 * 8 is an integer multiplication, so it returns an integer.

2. 8 ** 2. is a floating point exponentiation, so it returns a float.

3. math.pow(8, 2) is a floating point exponentiation, so it returns a float.

The reason for this is that ** is an operator, and it always returns the same

type as its operands. So if both operands are integers, it returns an integer,

and if both operands are floats, it returns a float.

The math.pow() function, on the other hand, is a function, and it always

returns a float.

The reason for this is that ** is an operator, and it always returns the same

type as its operands. So if both operands are integers, it returns an integer,

and if both operands are floats, it returns a float.

The math.pow() function, on the other hand, is a function, and it always

returns a float.

The reason for this is that ** is an operator, and it always returns the same

type as its operands. So if both operands are integers, it returns an integer,

and if both operands are floats, it returns a float.

The math.pow() function, on the other hand, is a function, and it always

returns a float.