In this lesson, Professor Perez teaches about integer exponents and how to use them. He starts with simple problems, like multiplying numbers by variables, and gradually moves on to more complicated ones, including negative exponents and rational expressions. He emphasizes the importance of paying attention to the base of the exponent and understanding the rules for dividing with the same base. By the end of the lesson, students will have a solid understanding of how to work with integer exponents.
Learn about exponents and how to use them.
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Questions answered by this video:
What is the difference between 3x and x^3?
What is the difference between (xy)^3 and xy^3?
What is the difference between (-3)^2 and -3^2?
What are the rules for exponents?
What does a negative exponent mean?
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This video explains what an exponent is and how to use them in problems. This is a beginning lesson that explains some common misconceptions with exponents. Rules for exponents and several examples are shown also.