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Exponents Powers – Are #’s expressed using exponents. Exponents – Indicates how many times the base is used as a factor. Ex) 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 = 3 4 7 x 7.

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2 Exponents Powers – Are #’s expressed using exponents. Exponents – Indicates how many times the base is used as a factor. Ex) 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 = x 7 x7 x 7 x 7 x 7 = 7 6

3 Vocabulary 4 6 Base Exponent The exponent is sometimes referred to as the power.

4 Some Powers have special names: PowersWords to the fifth power squared or 3 to the second power cubed or 10 to the third power Ex) = = = =

5 The meaning of the exponent: 1.) 4 6 = ) 4 3 = ) 4 1 = 4 4.) 4 0 = ? Anything to the zero power equals 1


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