## Negative Exponents . . . Exponent Rules

Negative Exponents - Exponent Rules . . .

simplifying numbers, expressions, nested expressions, and scientific notation containing negative exponents . . .

Introduction to Exponents :

An exponent is a shorthand notation which tells how many times a number (or expression) is multiplied by itself.

For example, the number 2 raised to the 3rd power means that the number two is multiplied by itself three times:

The two in the expression is called the base, and the 3 is called the exponent (or power).

The Properties of Exponents (of Real Numbers) - Click Description

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Negative "Exponents" - Definition

Negative "Exponents" - Derivation

Negative "Exponents": - example - when the base is a number , and the exponent is an integer

Negative "Exponents": - example - when the base is a variable , and the exponent is an integer

Negative "Exponents": - example - when the base is a variable , and the exponent is a fraction

Negative "Exponents": - example - when the base is a variable , and the exponent is a decimal

Negative "Exponents": - example - when the base is a variable , and the exponent is an algebraic expression

Negative "Exponents": - example - used in scientific notation

Negative "Exponents": - example - simplifying a nested expression