Unformatted text preview: subtract their exponents. **You also learned how a number can be expressed in scientific notation. A number written in scientfic notation has the form where all the following rules are true: a is a number that can be expressed in decimal form the absolute value of a is at least 1 but less than 10 the exponent n is an integer As you continue your study of algebra, you will encounter exponents in many different situations. By understanding the laws of exponents, you will be able to work with exponents wherever you find them....
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 Spring '08
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 Scientific Notation, Exponents, Exponentiation, common bases

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