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Exponents

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Exponents

  1. 1. EXPONENTS!
  2. 2. Exponents are a shorthand way to show a larger number. What is an exponent?
  3. 3. Exponents are sometimes referred to as “powers.” Where is an exponent located at? 6 4 Base Exponent
  4. 4. How do you read an exponent? A number with an exponent is said to be "raised to the power" of that exponent. Let’s look at some examples. . . .
  5. 5. 3 2 = three raised to the second power or three squared 5 3 = five raised to the third power or five cubed 7 4 = seven raised to the fourth power
  6. 6. An exponent tells how many times the base is multiplied by itself. What does an exponent mean? 7 3 means 7 x 7 x 7 or 343
  7. 7. Any number raised to the 0 power is equal to one! 10 0 = 1 Helpful Tips Any number raised to the 1 st power is equal to the number itself. 8 1 = 8
  8. 8. The most common mistake is…… BE CAREFUL 4 3 = 4 x 4 x 4 = 64 Why is this not correct? 4 3 = 4 x 3 = 12 This is correct…..
  9. 9. You do not have to write the following questions in your spiral notebook. However, you will need a scratch piece of paper to work out the problems. CLASS PRACTICE
  10. 10. What is the base and exponent in the following value? 56 3 Question #1
  11. 11. Write in words the correct way to read the following number. 5 2 Question #2
  12. 12. Calculate the value 2 3 Question #3
  13. 13. Calculate the value 10 4 Question #4
  14. 14. Calculate the value 6 2 Question #5
  15. 15. Calculate the value 99 1 Question #6
  16. 16. Calculate the value 5 3 Question #7
  17. 17. Calculate the value 6 0 Question #8
  18. 18. THE END!

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