Integer and Negative Exponents

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A look at positive and negative exponents, what they mean, and how to find their value.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is an exponent?
  • What does it mean for an exponent to be negative?
  • What does (-2)^2 or (-2)^3 mean?
  • Why does -2^2 equal -4?
  • How do you simplify an expression raised to an exponent like (2*3)^3?
  • What happens if you have an exponent raised to another exponent?
  • How do you evaluate (2^2*3^3)^4?
  • How can you remember the rules of exponents?
  • What is a reciprocal and what does it mean?
  • How do you find the reciprocal of a number?
  • What does it mean to raise a number to the 0 power?
  • What is 3^0?
  • How do you raise a number to a negative exponent?
  • What does (1/4)^-2 equal?
  • How do you simplify 4^5/4^2?
  • How do you simplify rational exponent expressions with variables and exponents on the top and bottom of a fraction?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson explains the idea of an exponents, and goes through integer exponents - both positive and negative. Several examples of numbers raised to exponents are shown and explained.