The Distributive Property & Negative Exponents


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If an exponent for a term is negative, that means that the term is _____.

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1. If the number 4 is raised to a -3 power, the result will be _____.

2. If you solve the following problem and eliminate all negative exponents, the result will be _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This self-assessment quiz helps you practice using the Distributive Property and working with negative exponents. You'll be asked to understand what a negative exponent is and solve a variety of practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Understand what it means if a term's exponent is negative
  • Calculate 4 to the power of -3
  • Eliminate all negative exponents to solve a sample problem
  • Apply the Distributive Property to an expression
  • Determine the result of an expression if it's simplified and its exponents are switched from negative to positive

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve several practice problems involving negative exponents
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the Distributive Property
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on negative exponents and the Distributive Property

Additional Learning

The Distributive Property & Negative Exponents is a related lesson that defines the property and shows you how to properly handle negative exponents. Studying the lesson can help you:

  • Explain the Distributive Property of Multiplication over Addition
  • Understand why the Distributive Property works well with exponents
  • Simplify several example problems by working through each step