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Exponent Laws #4 and #5. These laws are generated (and understood) by extending an accepted numerical pattern… The second tier of the exponents laws takes.

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1 Exponent Laws #4 and #5

2 These laws are generated (and understood) by extending an accepted numerical pattern… The second tier of the exponents laws takes us beyond the range of “common visualization”

3 In general x 0 = =8 2 2 =4 2 1 = 2 Continue the pattern 2 0 = 1 2 x 1 2 x 1 2 x 1

4 This law holds true for any number! Any number to the exponent zero always reduces to 1 Continue the previous pattern..

5 Is there a pattern? 2 -1 = = X= 2 -3 = 1 2 X X =

6 In General X -n = 1 When given a negative exponent, invert the term and change the negative exponent to a positive exponent XnXn

7 For example: 2 -3 = = = = 5 3 X = 25 9

8 3 -2 = = 1 9 (2x) 3 =8x 3 (x 4 )(x 3 ) =x7x7 (y 4 ) 5 =y 20 Try some others


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