Negative exponents

5 videos
1 skill
It's normally a bad idea to hang around with negative people or do negative things, but we think it's OK to associate with negative exponents. Common Core Standards: 8.EE.A.1

Raising a number to the 0 and 1st power

VIDEO 5:07 minutes
Discover a pattern that explains why any non-zero number to the zero power equals one.

Powers of zero

VIDEO 4:15 minutes
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?

Powers of 1 and 0

VIDEO 6:08 minutes
Use odd and even rules to determine the sign of an exponential expression.

Negative exponents

VIDEO 7:14 minutes

Negative exponent intuition

VIDEO 4:38 minutes
Intuition on why a^-b = 1/(a^b) (and why a^0 =1)

Positive and negative exponents

Fractional and integer bases raised to positive and negative integer exponents.