How to Use the y^x Calculator Key


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Using a scientific calculator and the y^x key, solve the following: 10^7.

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1. Using a scientific calculator and the y^x key, solve the following: (-4)^3.

2. Using a scientific calculator and the y^x key, solve the following: 2^-3

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When tasked with finding the solution to an exponential expression, such as 7^5, we have several methods to chose from. The simplest of these methods is to use the y^x key on a scientific calculator. This assessment will test your understanding and abilities using this key to solve exponential expressions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will ask you about:

  • Using scientific calculators to solve exponential expressions
  • Solving exponential expressions with negative exponents
  • Identifying the parts of exponential expressions

Skills Practiced

Complete this assessment to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding uses of scientific calculators and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the parts of exponential expression
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve exponent practice problems

Additional Learning

The lesson that accompanies this assessment, How to Use the y^x Calculator Key, will help you prepare for the assessment and study:

  • What exponents mathematically represent
  • Steps to take when using the x^y key
  • An Example problem