The laws of exponents consist of the power rule, product rule, quotient rule, zero rule, rules of one and rules of negative exponents. These tools prove useful for simplifying and manipulating mathematical expressions wi... More »

Indices are a mathematical concept for expressing very large numbers. They are also known as powers or exponents. In the mathematical process of exponentiation, a base number is written alongside a superscript number, wh... More »

The product rule for exponents state that when two numbers share the same base, they can be combined into one number by keeping the base the same and adding the exponents together. All multiplication functions follow thi... More »

A good method for multiplying fractions with exponents is to factor, cancel and simplify. This works whether the exponent is attached to a variable or a numeral. More »

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Because a negative exponent turns the base into its reciprocal, a simple method for dividing negative exponents is letting the negative cancel and multiplying by the positive exponential expression. Regents Prep notes th... More »

When multiplying exponents with different bases, multiply the bases first. For instance, when multiplying y^2 * z^2, the formula would change to (y * z)^2. More »

The division properties of exponents are: when dealing with like bases, exponents are subtracted when the bases are divided; when an entire quotient is raised to an exponential power, both the numerator and denominator a... More »