# Integer and Negative Exponents

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A look at positive and negative exponents, what they mean, and how to find their value.

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• What is an exponent?
• What does it mean for an exponent to be negative?
• What does (-2)^2 or (-2)^3 mean?
• Why does -2^2 equal -4?
• How do you simplify an expression raised to an exponent like (2*3)^3?
• What happens if you have an exponent raised to another exponent?
• How do you evaluate (2^2*3^3)^4?
• How can you remember the rules of exponents?
• What is a reciprocal and what does it mean?
• How do you find the reciprocal of a number?
• What does it mean to raise a number to the 0 power?
• What is 3^0?
• How do you raise a number to a negative exponent?
• What does (1/4)^-2 equal?
• How do you simplify 4^5/4^2?
• How do you simplify rational exponent expressions with variables and exponents on the top and bottom of a fraction?
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This lesson explains the idea of an exponents, and goes through integer exponents - both positive and negative. Several examples of numbers raised to exponents are shown and explained.