Exponents

Exponents

Exponents are a shorthand method for writing the multiplication of a number or variable by itself multiple times. In working with numbers (or variables), we frequently need to multiple things by themselves multiple times.

The following is an animated explanation for how you can use exponents ....

animated explanation of exponents

The following animation explains why you should use exponents to greatly shorten terms you use in math.

animated sample converting to exponential form

The following animation explains how to simplify expressions in a step-by-step manner. Let it make simplification of expressions using exponents easier for you.

another animated sample converting to exponential form

The following animation explains how to handle the multiplication of terms with like bases.

multiplicationn of terms with like bases

This animation explains how to deal with division of terms with like bases.

division of terms with like bases

Check Your Understanding

Test your skill recognizing converting to exponent shorthand:

  1. Look at the term.
  2. Think how you believe this should be written in shorthand.
  3. Click the button "Check" and check your answer.