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# Topic 2 - subtract their exponents*You also learned how a...

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*LAWS OF EXPONENTS* In this topic, you explored some of the laws of exponents. You built problems using square markers to understand how the exponents worked, and then you used a calculator to complete tables and look for patterns to confirm the results of your explorations with the tiles. You learned two very important facts that are true for any base, , as long as Through several means of exploring, you know that, when you multiply exponential expressions with common bases, you add their exponents and that, when you divide exponential expressions with common bases, you
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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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