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Rules for Rational Exponents - Problem 5

Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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One of the fundamental rules for working with exponents is the power to a power rule. The exponents get multiplied, even if they're negative. If the exponents are fractional, remember to multiply across the top, multiply across the bottom, and reduce. The final result should (most likely- depending on text) be written with no negative exponents and with fractional exponents written in radical form.

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