28th October 2019

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# What do you do with exponents?

The exponent "product rule" tells us that, when multiplying two powers that have the same base, you can add the exponents. In this example, you can see how it works. Adding the exponents is just a short cut! The "power rule" tells us that to raise a power to a power, just multiply the exponents.

In respect to this, what is an exponent of one?

Exponents rules and properties
Rule nameRuleExample
Negative exponentsb-n = 1 / bn2-3 = 1/23 = 0.125
Zero rulesb0 = 150 = 1
0n = 0 , for n>005 = 0
One rulesb1 = b51 = 5

What are exponents and powers?

An expression that represents repeated multiplication of the same factor is called a power. The number 5 is called the base, and the number 2 is called the exponent. The exponent corresponds to the number of times the base is used as a factor.

What are the rules of exponents?

A Review of the Rules for Exponents. Below is List of Rules for Exponents and an example or two of using each rule: Zero-Exponent Rule: a0 = 1, this says that anything raised to the zero power is 1. Power Rule (Powers to Powers): (am)n = amn, this says that to raise a power to a power you need to multiply the exponents