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Ch 6: Properties of Exponents

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Watch video lessons and learn exponent properties, the definition of a zero exponent, how to use rational exponents and more. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Properties of Exponents - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In your mind, does an exponent mean more work? If so, then you need our lessons that cover the properties of exponents. After watching our lessons, you'll see that these little numbers can be easy to work with once you develop your math skills.

There are five main exponent properties. These properties can be compared to the basic number properties, like associative and comparative properties. While not exactly the same, they are quite similar in theory. You'll see it all explained in our lessons, which include some problems to solve, so you can be sure you really do understand these properties.

Now, working with exponents may have been made a bit easier by learning the exponent properties, but what happens when the exponents you are working with are negative? How about when the exponent is zero? This could get quite confusing. How are such situations handled? Don't get too worked up about it. We have lessons that cover both of these topics.

Maybe the exponent properties, zero exponents and negative exponents weren't giving you a hard time. But is there more that you need to know? What would you say if I told you there's one more concept that we tackle in our lessons, and this one is a doozy? Well, hold onto your hat, my friend. There is one more topic we have to cover, and it is rational exponents. What are rational exponents, you say? Sit back and get ready to learn as our lessons explain about what to do when your exponent is a fraction. Don't freak out because you get to practice what you learn, so you know that you understand rational exponents. There's so much to learn about exponents, so don't wait any longer! Start watching now!

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