Zero Exponent: Why is the answer 1?

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Lesson Description:

An explanation of why a number to the zero power is equal to 1.

Questions answered by this video:
  • Why is a number to the zero power equal to 1?
  • What is a number to the zero power?
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    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    A good explanation of a mathematical truth that boggles so many students’ minds. Why is a number to the zero power equal to one? This explanation uses patterns to show why this works. This is not formally a proof, but it is good enough for many students to believe.