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number in multiplication or how many tims the base

is used as a factor. Exponents are also call powers.

In words:

of the same number by itself.

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The exponent **2** in the example above tells how many times

the base 8**(the factor)** is being multiplied.

the base 8

example:** 8 = 8 × 8 = 64**

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Use this symbol ^ from your key board.

example: 4^3 = 4 = 4 x 4 x 4 = 64

Exponents Worksheets

**N**egative Exponents

Quotient Rule of Exponents

Power Rule Exponent

Zero Rule of Exponents

Quotient Rule of Exponents

Power Rule Exponent

Zero Rule of Exponents

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The 8 Expression could be read as 8 to the sixth power, 8

to the power of 2 or 8 squared.

to the power of 2 or 8 squared.

is called squared. Example:

called cubed. Example:

The chart below shows numbers written in exponential form, factor form

and their standard form.

and their standard form.

Rules to remember:

Any number raised to the zero power equal 1 (except zero). example: 12 = 0

Any number raised to the first is equal to itself. example: 9 = 9

Any number raised to the zero power equal 1 (except zero). example: 12 = 0

Any number raised to the first is equal to itself. example: 9 = 9

Remember: Factors are the numbers being multiply. 3 X 7 =21, the factors are 3 and 7. |

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