Laws of Exponent

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Topics: Number, Integer
The Laws of exponents Study Guide…page 1 of 3
Base Number: The number that multiplies by itself as many times as the exponent tells it to.
Exponent: The small number that tells the base number how many times to multiply by itself.
NOTE: numbers and variables without exponents actually have an invisible 1 as their exponent.

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|Multiplying exponents |EX. 22 ( 23 |
|with the same base number |long way |
| |2(2 ( 2(2(2 = 25 = 32 |
|1.) Keep the base number. | |
| |short way |
|2.) Add the exponents. |22 ( 23 = 22+3 = 25 = 32 |
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|Multiplying exponents |EX. 4x3 ( -2x4 |
|with variables |long way |
| |4(x(x(x ( -2(x(x(x(x= -8x7

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