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Positive and negative exponents
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Description
Exercise Name: Positive and negative exponents
Math Missions: 8th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Algebra basics Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission Algebra I Math Mission, Mathematics II Math Mission
Types of Problems: 2

The Positive and negative exponents exercise appears under the 8th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Algebra basics Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission Algebra I Math Mission and Mathematics II Math Mission. This exercise uses positive and negative exponents and strengthens the relationship between them.

Types of Problems

There are two types of problems in this exercise:

  1. Perform the negative exponent: This problem provides an exponential expression with a negative exponent. The student is asked to find the answer and write it in the space provided.
    Pane1

    Perform the negative exponent

  2. Perform the positive exponent: This problem provides an exponential expression with a positive exponent. The student is asked to find the answer and write it in the space provided.
    Pane2

    Perform the positive exponent

Strategies

The exponent rules are key to doing this problem efficiently and accurately.

  1. Negative exponents provide a reciprocation of the original problem.

Real-life applications

  1. The exponent rules are important because complicated concepts (like rational expression and radicals) can be represented in the world of exponents.
  2. Exponents are often used to describe a computer's memory.
  3. Exponents are used in Computer Game Physics, pH and Richter Measuring Scales, Science, Engineering, Economics, Accounting, Finance, and many other disciplines.
  4. Exponential Growth is a critically important aspect of Finance, Demographics, Biology, Economics, Resources, Electronics and many other areas.
  5. Exponential Decay is associated with Light, Sound, Sporting Fixtures, Dangerous Chemicals, and Radioactive Waste.
  6. Careers that use Exponents include Economists, Bankers, Financial Advisors, Insurance Risk Assessors, Biologists, Engineers, Computer Programmers, Chemists, Physicists, Geographers, Sound Engineers, Statisticians, Mathematicians, Geologists and many

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