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# Exponents Discovery

Base 2

## Exponent Meaning Value 4 3 2*2*2*2 2*2*2 16 8

2 2 2 1 2 0 2 -1 2 -2 2 -3 2 -4 2 1/8*1/2 1/16 1/4 *1/2 1/8 1/2 * 1/2 1/4 1/2 1/2 2/2 1 2*1 2 2*2 4

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2x 0 x^2 x^0, x^1, or 1x x^3 x^5 x^3 x^5 5^10 When you are multiplying with the same bases you can add the two exponents to get your answer. For example if you had x^4*x^3 you could add the two exponents ( 4 and 3) to get x^7. x^6 x^2 x^5 When you divide with the same bases you subtracted the exponents to get your answer. For example if you had x^5 divided by x^3 you would subtracted the exponents (5 and 3) to get x^2.
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subtracted the exponents (5 and 3) to get x^2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. x^6 x^8 x^6 x^12 x^10 When you raise a base with an exponent by an exponent you multiply the two exponents to get your answer. For example if you raised x^5 to the fifth power you would get x^25, because you multiplied the two exponents (5 and 5).