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Zero and Negative Exponents. Zero Exponents. What did we notice about a base raised to the power zero?. Proof:. Zero Property of Exponents A nonzero number to the zero power is 1:. Negative Exponents. What did we notice about negative exponents?. Proof:. Negative Exponents.

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Zero and

Negative Exponents

Zero Exponents

What did we notice about a base raised to the power zero?

Proof:

Zero Property of Exponents

A nonzero number to the zero power is 1:

Negative Exponents

What did we notice about negative exponents?

Proof:

Negative Exponents

What if the negative exponent is already under the line?

Proof:

The negative exponent will then change to the top:

Examples

Evaluate the following expressions.

Rewrite the following expressions using positive exponents.

Solutions

You Try It

• Evaluate the following expressions.
• Rewrite the following expressions with positive exponents.