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Element: M8N1 i. Simplify expressions containing integer exponents.

Label the parts: 24


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*** The exponent tells you how many times the base is being multiplied by itself.

24 = ___x___x___x___ = ______

RULES OF EXPONENTS
1. am x an = am+n (add) 2. ak = ak-l (substract)

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example: 52 x 54 = 56 example: 39 = 32

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3. 73 = 7x7x7 = 343 4. 6-2 = _1_ = _1_

62 36

5. y0 = 1 (any number to the zero power is one) Example: ___________________

6. y1 = y (any number to the 1st power is itself) Example: ___________________


Exponents Extra Skill and Practice

A. Evaluate the following exponential expressions, showing all work.

1. 2.
3. 4.

B. Evaluate the following negative exponential expressions.

1. 3.

2. 4.

C. Evaluate the following special cases exponential expressions.

1. 3.

2. 10 = 4. 251 =

D. Multiplying Exponents. Leave answer in exponential form (52)

1) 5)

2) 6)

3) 7)

4) 8)

E. Dividing exponential expressions. Leave answer in exponential form (52)

1.
2.
3. 6.

4. 7.

5. 8.