More Lessons for Grade 6
Videos, worksheets, stories and songs to help Grade 6 students learn how to evaluate positive, zero and negative exponents.
= 9, 30
= 1, 3-1
There is also an explanation why
and why a0
If the exponent is 0 then the answer is always 1.
For example, 80
= 1, 170
Some mathematicians define 00
= 1, whereas others leave it undefined
Positive and Negative Exponents
Positive exponents are easy, but what happens when you have zero for the exponent? Or even worse, a negative number?
Pattern for zero and negative exponents
= 5 • 5 • 5
= 5 • 5
Zero and negative exponent properties
Zero Exponent Property
Any quantity raised to the zero power equals 1.
Negative Exponent Property
= the reciprocal of an
Definitions, covers negative exponents and zero as an exponent
Negative Exponent Intuition
Intuition on why a-b
(and why a0
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