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Everything Maths Grade 10. Chapter 3: Exponents.

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  1. 1. 1 Everything Maths www.everythingmaths.co.za 2. Exponents Grade 10
  2. 2. 2 Everything Maths www.everythingmaths.co.za Exponent identities Exponents
  3. 3. 3 Everything Maths www.everythingmaths.co.za Exponent laws
  4. 4. 4 Everything Maths www.everythingmaths.co.za Rational exponents ● Sometimes we need to simplify expressions or solve equations that have fractions or decimals in the exponent. ● The laws of exponents also apply to rational exponents. ● Some examples of rational exponents are: 2x 1 2 ×4x − 1 2 (0,008) 1 3 12(a4 b8 ) 1 2 ×(512a3 b3 ) 1 2
  5. 5. 5 Everything Maths www.everythingmaths.co.za Exponential equations ● Exponential equations have the unknown variable in the exponent. ● To solve exponential equations we apply the laws of exponents. ● We simplify the equation to get a single term with the same base on each side of the equation and then equate the exponents. ● We can also apply the same strategies for solving linear and quadratic equations to exponential equations. if ax =ay then x=y
  6. 6. 6 Everything Maths www.everythingmaths.co.za For more practice see: www.everythingmaths.co.za
  7. 7. 6 Everything Maths www.everythingmaths.co.za For more practice see: www.everythingmaths.co.za
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Everything Maths Grade 10. Chapter 3: Exponents.

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