Rules of Exponents

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Rules of Exponents Zero-Exponent Rule:   $displaystyle {{a}^{0}}=1$  this means that each number raised to the zero power is 1. Worked example 1:  50 = 1 (-3)0 = 1 $displaystyle {{(5{{x}^{6}}{{y}^{2}})}^{0}}=1$ $displaystyle {{left( frac{2}{x} right)}^{0}}=1$ Power of a Power: $displaystyle {{left( {{a}^{m}} right)}^{n}}={{a}^{mn}}$ So, when you raise a power to a power you have to multiply the exponents. Worked example 2: […]