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Ch 6: Exponents

About This Chapter

Use the following online video lessons with quizzes to learn all about exponents. Explore the five main exponent properties. Find out how to work with zero and negative exponents. Practice simplifying expressions with exponents and learn how to move from a rational exponent to a radical expression.

Exponents - Chapter Summary

You'll begin this chapter by exploring the formulas for the five exponent properties, including product of powers, power to a power, quotient of powers, power of a product and power of a quotient. You can also learn what to do if you have a negative or zero exponent. Then you can put all of that acquired information together to successfully simplify expressions with exponents. This chapter concludes with several lessons concerning rational exponents. You can find out how to move from rational exponents to radical expressions and then back again. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Order of operations for exponents or the five exponent properties
  • Methods for defining zero and negative exponents
  • Simplifying expressions with exponents
  • Simplifying fractions
  • Rational numbers and rational exponents
  • Index, or root number, radicand and denominator
  • Rational exponents in simplification expressions

The lessons in this chapter provide many examples and practice problems to assist you in your study. You can watch each short video lesson and return to any portions you want, by using the video tags. If you'd rather, you can use the written lesson transcripts instead, or read them in addition to viewing the videos. These lessons also include links to text lessons that further explain key terms and concepts. By taking the quiz at the end of each lesson, you can measure your understanding and find any areas that might need more attention.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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