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### Positive Exponents - Repeated Multiplication

### Zero Exponents

So, a^{0} = 1, for a ≠ 0

^{0}

b) (-1)^{0}

^{0} = 1

b) (–1)^{0} = 1

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The following diagram shows how to calculate exponents or indices. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on exponents.

The notation *a ^{n}* for

For example,

For a quantity *a ^{n}, *

*Example: *

Find the value of each of the following:

* Solution: *

Any number with an exponent of **0** is **1**.

So, a

*Example: *

Simplify the following:

a) 3b) (-1)

* Solution: *

b) (–1)

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