Exponent laws

by Andres Campos

Power to a power law

When you get a power to a power, you multiply them.


(a^2)^2 = a^4

Multiplying exponents law

When you get two powers with the same base that were getting multiplied, you add them.


a^2 * a^2 = a^4

Dividing exponents law

When you have to divide the exponents, you just subtract them.

a^6/a^2 = a^4

Zero exponent law

Anything to the power zero is one.


4^0 = 1

Algebra - Exponents and the Laws of Exponents (Powers)