Exponents with Negative Bases

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Rewrite -11*-11*-11*-11.

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1. Rewrite (-19)^5.

2. Evaluate (-4)^2.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the quiz and printable worksheet you can test your understanding of exponents with negative bases. You will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge by solving math problems that contain exponents with negative bases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Rewrite a string of negative numbers in exponential form
  • Break an exponent with a negative base into a string of negative numbers
  • Find the values of exponents with negative bases

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving exponents with negative bases
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of using exponents with negative bases to multiply strings of negative numbers
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems using exponents with negative bases

Additional Learning

Get more info on using exponents with negative bases by viewing the lesson entitled Exponents with Negative Bases. This lesson goes over:

  • What is meant by an exponent with a negative base
  • Using an exponent to multiply a string of negative numbers
  • Evaluating whether an exponent with a negative base yields a positive or a negative number
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