Exponents - Power Rule

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, we learn about the power rule for exponents and the product of a power or quotient rule. We are shown examples of how to use these rules and given hints to remember them. The lesson also covers how to combine multiple rules to solve more complicated problems. Through clear and concise explanations, this lesson provides a solid foundation for understanding exponents and their rules.

Lesson Description:

Develops the Power Rule for Exponents and Product of a Power or Quotient Rule, and examples using more than one rule.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is the power rule for exponents?
  • How do you simplify (x^3)^4?
  • Why do you multiply exponents when a variable to an exponent is raised to an exponent?
  • Why does (x^3)^4 equal x^12 and not x^7?
  • How can you simplify (a^12)^10?
  • How can you evaluate or simplify (6^3)^8?
  • How do you simplify (2x^3/m^2)^4?
  • How can you simplify (-5x^3n/m^8)^2?
  • How do you simplify complicated expressions like -4x^5m(3x^2m)^2/(2x)^3 using rules of exponents?
  • How would you simplify (-7)^22/(-7)^20?
  • What is the power of a product rule for exponents?
  • What is the power of a quotient rule for exponents?
  • How would you simplify (2m^4)^3 using rules of exponents?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    You will learn all about the power rule for exponents in this lesson. Many example problems are shown, and problems get more difficult as the lesson goes on. A couple of different ways of simplifying are shown in this video. This lesson is great for practice with exponents.