# Ch 19: CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions

### About This Chapter

## CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions - Chapter Summary

Use these lessons to review information on exponential expressions and the properties of exponents as you study for the CUNY Assessment Test in Math. Our engaging videos can aid you in answering questions on topics such as:

- Order of operations in exponential expressions
- Five main exponent properties
- The power of zero
- Negative exponents
- How to simplify and solve exponential expressions as well as expressions with rational exponents
- Definition and uses of rational exponents

These lessons are short, about five minutes on average, and you can watch them anywhere via your computer, smartphone or tablet. A clickable timeline lets you jump to specific points of a video lesson for review, and an accompanying written transcript has important concepts and terms in bold print. Lesson quizzes gauge your knowledge, and you can print out a sheet of quiz questions for offline study.

### CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions Chapter Objectives

CUNY uses the Assessment Test in Math to assess every student's readiness for college mathematics courses. The math test has four sections of multiple-choice questions, and questions on exponents and exponential expressions are in the numerical skills/pre-algebra section.

You can get practice answering questions in the format you'll encounter on the test through our lesson quizzes and the comprehensive chapter exam. These tests are multiple-choice and computer-delivered like the CUNY Assessment Test in Math. They also offer an opportunity to assess your learning and see where extra study might be required.

### 1. 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.

### 2. 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!

### 3. 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.

### 4. Negative Exponents: Writing Powers of Fractions and Decimals

Most numbers can be written in different ways, either as a fraction, decimal or exponent. This lesson will teach you how to write fractions and decimals using exponents and how to convert between the two.

### 5. Simplifying and Solving Exponential Expressions

What do we do with an exponent? In this lesson, we'll learn how to simplify and solve expressions containing exponents. We'll solve a variety of types of exponential expressions.

### 6. Rational Exponents

In this video, learn how to go from a rational exponent to a radical expression and back. No tricks or magic, just good math! We'll review the basics and look at a few examples.

### 7. Simplifying Expressions with Rational Exponents

Simplifying expressions with rational exponents is so easy. In fact, you already know how to do it! We simply use the exponent properties but with fractions as the exponent!

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Practice & Study Guide course

- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Properties of Numbers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Number Theory
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Factoring
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Estimating & Rounding
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Whole Numbers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Negative Numbers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Integers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Introduction to Decimals
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Operations with Decimals
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Introduction to Fractions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Operations with Fractions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Percents
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Ratios & Proportions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Averages
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Probability
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Logic
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Matrix Operations & Determinants
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Algebraic Expressions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Linear Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Inequalities
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Absolute Value
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Quadratic Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Polynomials
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Rational Expressions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Radical Expressions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Systems of Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Complex Numbers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Functions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Analytical Geometry
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Sequences & Series
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Using Trigonometric Functions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Trigonometric Graphs
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Solving Trigonometric Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Trigonometric Identities
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