You will explore how to simplify expressions with exponents using the laws of exponents.
TEKS Standards and Student Expectations
A(11) Number and algebraic methods. The student applies the mathematical process standards and algebraic methods to rewrite algebraic expressions into equivalent forms. The student is expected to:
A(11)(B) simplify numeric and algebraic expressions using the laws of exponents, including integer and rational exponents.
Given verbal and symbolic descriptions of problems involving exponents, the student will simplify the expressions using the laws of exponents.
What happens to the exponents when you multiply/divide powers with the same base?
What is the value of a term with an exponent of zero?
What happens to the expression when taking an exponential expression to a negative power?
- Laws of Exponents