The following diagram shows how to calculate exponents or indices. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on exponents.
The notation an for n > 0, means a multiplied by itself n times.
For a quantity an, a is called the base and n is called the exponent or index.
Find the value of each of the following:
Any number with an exponent of 0 is 1.
So, a0 = 1, for a ≠ 0
Simplify the following:
a) 30 = 1
b) (–1)0 = 1
Introduction To Exponents (Indices)
Examples of positive exponents and zero exponent
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