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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 ab4 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.