# What Are Exponents? - Definition, Properties & Rules

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### Please chose the correct property that describes the following expression: 5^8 / 5^3 = 5^(8 - 3) = 5^5 = 3,125

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### 2. Using the negative exponents property, chose the correct solution to the following: 5^(-3)

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Exponents are simple to learn, but you must know a few rules. See how well you understand properties such as the negative exponents property, and if you can change expressions into exponential form.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your exponent skills with this quiz, which covers:

• Proper use of the power of a power property and negative exponents property
• Rewriting expressions as exponents
• The zero exponents rule
• Choosing which property has been used in a completed problem

## Skills Practiced

• Making connections - identify which mathematical property is used, given a simplified expression
• Problem solving - demonstrate an understanding of exponent rules by rewriting expressions in exponent form
• Knowledge application - use the properties of exponents to find solutions