Exponents - Basics

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Lesson Summary:

This lesson covers the basics of exponents, including their meaning and how to evaluate and simplify expressions with whole numbers. It also defines zero exponent and explains when it is and isn't defined. Examples are given for positive and negative bases, fractions, and exponents of 0 and 1.

Lesson Description:

Covers the basic meaning of exponents that are whole numbers and how to evaluate and simplify expressions. Also defines zero exponent

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is an exponent?
  • What is a base?
  • What does 3^2 mean and how do you find its value?
  • What does 5^3 mean and what does it equal?
  • What does it mean to say something is squared or cubed?
  • What is 2^4 or two to the fourth power?
  • How do you know what the base is and what the exponent is in an expression?
  • What does 6^2 equal?
  • How can you find (2/3)^3?
  • What happens if the exponent is 1 such as 3^1?
  • What is b^1?
  • What does b^0 equal?
  • What does 2^0 equal?
  • What is 5^0?
  • What does 0^0 equal?
  • What is 0^4?
  • What is 3^3?
  • What is 7^2?
  • What is (1/5)^2?
  • What is 6^0?
  • What is 0^3?
  • Where can I find a bunch of examples of numbers raised to whole number exponents?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson is a very basic tutorial on exponents, what they mean, and how to evaluate a base raised to an exponent. Only whole number exponents are used in the many examples in this lesson.