How to Define a Zero and Negative Exponent


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Simplify the following expression.

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1. Simplify using ONLY positive exponents.

2. Simplify using ONLY positive exponents.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Defining zero and negative exponents requires an understanding of the properties of these exponents, and this quiz and worksheet will help you grasp those properties. The practice questions will ask you to solve practice problems wherein you will simplify problems that include these types of exponents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be specifically tested on your ability to simplify both negative and zero exponents. Questions cover how to simplify using only positive exponents and how to simplify problems involving zero exponents.

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about zero and negative exponents individually from the related lesson
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to simplify zero and negative exponent practice problems
  • Distinguishing differences - understand the differences between negative, positive, and zero exponents

Additional Learning

Get more help with this topic by reviewing the lesson titled How to Define a Zero and Negative Exponent. By the time you complete it, you should be able to:

  • Define what a zero and negative exponent represents, respectively
  • Understand how to simplify both of these exponents
  • Demonstrate your ability to perform practice simplifications of problems using zero and negative exponents
  • Identify the properties of each of these types of exponents, respectively