# THE FOUR LAWS OF EXPONENTS

### The rules tht exponents live by. by: Jakob Gudeman

## Second Law

When you have a base and an exponent inside parenthesis with an exponent on the outside you multiply the 2 exponents.

ex. (2x+3x squared)5 <==== exponent

5 times 1 is 5 so 2x to the 5th power plus 2 times 5 is 10. so 2x to the 5th power plus 3x to the 10th power.

## third law

In an answer an exponent cannot be negative.

## fourth law

when dividing bases and exponents, you subtract the exponents and the bases. if an exponent is negative or the answer exponent is negative, you flip the equation.