You will use the laws of exponents to solve for variables and solve problems.

**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 integral and rational exponents

**A(12)** Number and algebraic methods. The student applies the mathematical process standards and algebraic methods to write, solve, analyze, and evaluate equations, relations, and functions. The student is expected to:

**A(12)(E)** solve mathematic and scientific formulas, and other literal equations, for a specified variable

**Resource Objective(s)**

Given problem situations involving exponents, the student will use the laws of exponents to solve the problems.

**Essential Questions**

How can you solve for a specific variable in a given formula?

What happens to the exponents when you multiply/divide powers with the same base?

**Vocabulary**

- Exponents
- Laws of Exponents
- Substitute
- Variable