Warm Up Solve the following equations: 3 = 3x + 1 6x + 7 = 61 5a – 34 = -9
Objective The student will be able to use exponents and their properties.
Think, Pair, Share… Consider the following: Is there a way to write the multiplication of the same number multiple times in a more compact way? For example: 2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2, is there any other way we could represent this? If so what would it look like if not why not?
Exponents: 0 and 1 Exponents of 0: When a number or a variable is raised to the 0 power it simply equals 1. Exponents of 1: When a number or a variable is raised to the power of 1 it simply equals itself.
Multiplying Variables With Exponents When you multiply exponents you add them together: When there are constants involved you multiply the constants and add the exponents: When there are mixed variables, meaning more than one you add the exponents of the same variables together