Rules For Exponents

Product Rule:

  example: 

Quotient Rule:

  example: 


Zero Exponent Rule:

  (any base number with an exponent of zero will equal 1)

Other examples:    and  

Negative Exponent Rule:

  example: 

Power Rule:

  example:  

Power Rule (Expanded):

  example: 


An example of combination of rules:

 

General Algebra Tips

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