My Little Book of Exponents Foldable (ppt)

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If the bases are the
same, cancel them
out!
bx = by
x=y
©2010, Dr. Jennifer L. Bell, LaGrange High School, LaGrange, Georgia
(MCC9‐12.N.RN.1; MCC9‐12.N.RN.2)
©2010, Dr. Jennifer L. Bell, LaGrange High School, LaGrange, Georgia
(MCC9‐12.N.RN.1; MCC9‐12.N.RN.2)
Zero Exponent
a0 = 1
Negative Exponent
a-5 =
1
a5
Distribution of Power
ab4  a4b4
2
2
a a
   2
b b
Rational Exponent
a
1
3
3
= a
If an exponent is
raised to a power,
multiply their
exponents.
(a4)²= a4 x 2 = a8
To divide exponents
with the same base,
subtract their
exponents.
68 = 68-5 =63
65
To multiply
exponents with the
same base, add their
exponents.
a³ x a²= a3 + 2 = a5
If the bases are the
same, __________
them out!
bx = by
x=y
©2010, Dr. Jennifer L. Bell, LaGrange High School, LaGrange, Georgia
(MCC9‐12.N.RN.1; MCC9‐12.N.RN.2)
©2010, Dr. Jennifer L. Bell, LaGrange High School, LaGrange, Georgia
(MCC9‐12.N.RN.1; MCC9‐12.N.RN.2)
Zero Exponent
Negative Exponent
Distribution of Power
Rational Exponent
If an exponent is
raised to a
________,
____________ their
exponents.
To ______ exponents
with the same base,
_____________
their exponents.
To ______________
exponents with the
same base, _______
their exponents.
©2010, Dr. Jennifer L. Bell, LaGrange High School, LaGrange, Georgia
(MCC9‐12.N.RN.1; MCC9‐12.N.RN.2)
©2010, Dr. Jennifer L. Bell, LaGrange High School, LaGrange, Georgia
(MCC9‐12.N.RN.1; MCC9‐12.N.RN.2)
Zero Exponent
Negative Exponent
Distribution of Power
Rational Exponent
If an exponent is
raised to a
________,
____________ their
exponents.
To ______ exponents
with the same base,
_____________
their exponents.
To ______________
exponents with the
same base, _______
their exponents.

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