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Ch 6: High School Algebra: Properties of Exponents

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons and learn about the different properties of exponents. These lessons use engaging animations and on-screen graphics to help you retain critical information.

Properties of Exponents - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter starts by teaching you to identify and explain the main exponent properties. The five main exponent properties are the product of powers, power to a power, quotient of powers, power of a product and power of a quotient. These properties are considered the exponent order of operations.

Our instructors reveal to you the definitions of various types of exponents and why we use them. We also offer you lessons that provide practice problems to help you apply learned concepts. Supplementary quizzes are offered to test your comprehension of the properties of exponents. By the time you complete our video lessons, you should know how to:

  • Define zero and negative exponents
  • Explain what rational exponents are and how they are used
  • Simplify mathematic expressions by applying exponent properties
  • Use rational exponents to simplify mathematical expressions

Video Objective
What are the Five Main Exponent Properties? Learn about the five main exponent properties and why we use them.
How to Define a Zero and Negative Exponent Learn how to define a zero and negative exponent.
How to Simplify Expressions with Exponents Get practice applying the exponent properties.
Rational Exponents Define rational exponents and why we use them.
Simplifying Expressions with Rational Exponents Get practice applying the exponent properties with rational exponents.

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