# Ch 6: ASSET Elementary Algebra: Integer Exponents

### About This Chapter

## ASSET Elementary Algebra: Integer Exponents - Chapter Summary

Before taking the ASSET Elementary Algebra test, brush up on the fundamentals of integer exponents that are so engagingly presented in these short video lessons. You will encounter information that will help you with the following skills:

- Identifying the five main exponent properties
- Using exponential and scientific notation
- Understanding the order of operations and exponential expressions
- Defining and explaining negative and zero exponents
- Simplifying expressions with exponents
- Understanding the quotient rule and integer exponents

Our video lessons are designed to pack a wealth of information in a bite-sized, manageable dose. Well-written, brightly illustrated and presented by acknowledged experts, they provide a comprehensive course in an easy-to-follow, interesting and lively format. Links in the quizzes bring you back to the lessons for quick and easy reference, and the timeline feature allows you rapid access to any part of a lesson you want to see.

### ASSET Elementary Algebra: Integer Exponents Objectives

The ASSET exam is required by many technical and community colleges, and is designed to assist in identifying a student's capabilities in basic skills and advanced mathematics. The purpose is to help both the student and the college select coursework that is suited to the student's abilities. Our Elementary Algebra chapter is aligned with the Advanced Mathematics part of the test. There are 25 total questions in this section.

Depending upon the requirements imposed by the college, you may be required to take the ASSET exam either immediately before or after enrollment. There is no passing grade, nor can you fail. The test is paper-based, with a total of 192 multiple-choice questions.

### 1. What Are the Five Main Exponent Properties?

We'll look at the five important exponent properties and an example of each. You can think of them as the order of operations for exponents. Learn how to handle math problems with exponents here!

### 2. How to Use Exponential Notation

Exponential notation is a mathematical method for writing longer multiplication problems in a simplified manner. This lesson will define how to work with exponential notation and give some examples of how it is used.

### 3. Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

Scientific notation is a special way of writing numbers so they are easier to work with. This lesson will define scientific notations and show some examples of how to convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation and back.

### 4. Exponential Expressions & The Order of Operations

When performing mathematical operations, there is a specific order in which the operations should be performed. This includes when to simplify the exponents. This lesson will describe in what order exponents should be solved as you are performing mathematical operations.

### 5. How to Define a Zero and Negative Exponent

The zero and negative exponent properties are two you will use quite a lot in mathematics. The negative exponent property can be confusing, but when you remember a couple fun ideas, you will get it right every time!

### 6. The Power of Zero: Simplifying Exponential Expressions

Raising a number to the power of zero is not the same as if the exponent is a number other than zero. This lesson will explain the rule involving using zero as an exponent and will give some examples of how it works.

### 7. How to Simplify Expressions with Exponents

In this video, we will put all of the exponent properties we have learned together. Don't let lots of numbers and letters confuse you! Simplifying exponents can be easy and fun!

### 8. Integer Exponents & the Quotient Rule

In this lesson, we will learn what integer exponents are. We will look at positive integer exponents, negative integer exponents, the zero exponent, and the quotient rule for exponents. At the end of the lesson, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the ASSET Elementary Algebra Test: Practice & Study Guide course

- ASSET Elementary Algebra: Algebraic Expressions
- ASSET Elementary Algebra: Solving Quadratic Equations
- ASSET Elementary Algebra: Polynomial Operations
- ASSET Elementary Algebra: Factoring Polynomials
- ASSET Elementary Algebra: Integers
- ASSET Elementary Algebra: Rational Expressions
- ASSET Elementary Algebra: Linear Equations
- ASSET Elementary Algebra Test Flashcards