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Negative Exponents: Writing Powers of Fractions and Decimals

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Write the following using only positive exponents.

y^-4*z^-12

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1.

Simplify the following

(3^3*4^-1)/(a^-7*b^2*c^-9)

2.

Simplify the following:

5^-3*6^4*2^-1

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Negative exponents can make math trickier, but it's possible to turn them into fractions and decimals. In this quiz, you'll simplify a number of expressions with exponents into fractions or decimals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your ability to:

  • Write a given expression using only positive exponents
  • Simplify a given equation
  • Take an expression and simplify it to its answer
  • Determine what is true about negative exponents
  • Write a simplified expression as a decimal

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most pertinent information from the related algebra lesson
  • Critical thinking - use your knowledge to consider if something is or is not true about negative exponents
  • Problem solving - simplify equations into fractions and decimals

Additional Learning

Still looking to learn more? The lesson titled Negative Exponents: Writing Powers of Fractions and Decimals covers the following objectives:

  • Define exponent
  • Explain how to turn a negative exponent into a fraction
  • Provide examples of longer expressions being simplified
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