Negative exponents. What do we know? . Which number is in exponential form: -10, , 10 Identify the Base of that number What is the exponent in that number ?. - the number being multiplied by itself ie . 10. +2. What does the exponent represent? 10.
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-10, , 10
- the number being multiplied by itself ie. 10
Or the number of times the base is used as a factor.
Also called the “power”
What are we doing each time to get the next number in standard form?
= 1 x 10
= 10 x 10
= 100 x 10
Multiplying by 10
What if we keep going down and use our negative integers as exponents?
Based on our patterns we have just seen, what will happen?
Answer: decimals and fractions, small numbers between 0 and 1