Laws of Exponents
By Garfield Love
Algebra - Exponents and the Laws of Exponents (Powers)
What is an exponent?
An exponent shows how many times a number is a factor.
Ex.) x^m x is the base, m is the exponent. X is being factored m amount of times.
Product of Powers
When multiplying with exponents ADD the exponents
Power of a Product
Apply the power to each factor and simplify.
Power of a Power
When raising an exponent to a power multiply the exponents.