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**7-1 Zero and Negative Exponents**

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**Use your calculator to complete the following table keeping answers as positive powers of 2.**

FRACTION In General: is the of . RECIPROCAL

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**Negative Exponent Property:**

For any nonzero numbers b and all n, Zero Exponent Property: For any nonzero number a,

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Examples: 1.) Write each as a simple fraction without negative exponents.

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Examples: 2.) Write each fraction as a power of an integer.

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Examples: 3.) Simplify each of the following.

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**Simplifying Exponential Expressions:**

An algebraic expression is in simplest form when powers with a variable base are written with only exponents. POSITIVE Rewrite the following using only positive exponents:

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**Evaluating an Exponential Expression:**

Simplify the exponential expression substituting the values for the variables. BEFORE Evaluate each expression for a = 2 and b = -4

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**Homework: Sect. 7.1 p. 446-447 #’s 10-44 even**

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