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What Are Exponents? - Definition, Properties & Rules

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question 1 of 3

Please chose the correct property that describes the following expression:

58 / 53 =

58-3 =

55 =

3,125

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1.

Using the power of a power property, chose the correct solution to the following:

(33)2

2.

Using the negative exponents property, chose the correct solution to the following:

5(-3)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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

Additional Learning

Read the lesson called What are Exponents? - Definition, Properties & Rules to find out more. This lesson delineates the following concepts:

  • What an exponent is and how it is used as shorthand
  • Options for exponent notation
  • Vocabulary words such as base and exponent
  • Seven properties for solving and simplifying with exponents
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