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Properties of Exponents. August 27 th , 2013. Exponential Expressions in Expanded Form. Write Each Expression in expanded form. The base is 4y, and the exponent is 3. 4y is a factor 3 times. -(a a) = - 2 2. Product of Powers Property.

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Properties of Exponents

August 27th, 2013

Write Each Expression in expanded form

The base is 4y, and the exponent is 3.

4y is a factor 3 times.

• -(a a) = -

• 2

• 2

• When multiplying two of the same bases, add the exponents.

• =

• 16 64 = 1024

• = 1024

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• (xxx x x x) (x x)

• When you have a power raided to another power, multiply the exponents.

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• You can “distribute” an exponent to other exponents.

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• When dividing two of the same bases, subtract the exponents.

• You can “distribute” an exponent to all the other exponents in a fraction.

• If a fraction is raised to a negative exponent, flip the fraction and make the exponent positive.

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