This tutorial shows students the rule for negative exponents. Students will see, using variables, the pattern for negative exponents.
In this tutorial, students will learn about negative exponents. An emphasis is placed on multiplying by the reciprocal of a number.
Exponents with Negative Bases:
In this tutorial, you will apply what you know about multiplying negative numbers to determine how negative bases with exponents are affected and what patterns develop.
Exponents and Powers:
This tutorial reviews the concept of exponents and powers and includes how to evaluate powers with negative signs.
Power of a Power Property:
This tutorial demonstrates how to use the power of a power property with both numerals and variables.
Raising Exponential Expressions to Powers:
If a term raised to a power is enclosed in parentheses and then raised to another power, this expression can be simplified using the rules of multiplying exponents.
Raising Products and Quotients to Powers:
Any expression consisting of multiplied and divide terms can be enclosed in parentheses and raised to a power. This can then be simplified using the rules for multiplying exponents.
Exponentiation can be understood in terms of repeated multiplication much like multiplication can be understood in terms of repeated addition. Properties of multiplication and division of exponential expressions with the same base are derived.
Exponents of One, Zero, and Negative:
Integer exponents greater than one represent the number of copies of the base which are multiplied together. hat if the exponent is one, zero, or negative? Using the rules of adding and subtracting exponents, we can see what the meaning must be.