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Exponents with negative bases
Evaluate exponential expressions with negative bases, use odd and even rules to determine the sign of an exponential expression, and learn about powers of 1 and 0.
Discover a pattern that explains why any non-zero number to the zero power equals one.
Apply what we know about negative numbers to determine how negative bases with exponents are affected and what patterns develop. Also learn how order of operations affect the pattern.
Multiply negative numbers to evaluate exponential expressions with integer bases. Watch out for mischievous negative signs that aren't really part of the base!
Practice evaluating exponents like negative one fourth to the third power.
Use odd and even rules to determine the sign of an exponential expression.
Find the sign of challenging multiplication and division expressions.
Any non-zero number to the zero power equals one. Zero to any positive exponent equals zero. So, what happens when you have zero to the zero power?