### Concept (1)

It's important to understand what It means to have negative exponents and zero exponents. **Negative exponents** put the exponentiated term in the denominator of a fraction and zero exponents just make the term equal to one. We can use negative exponents for cancelling with positive exponents while solving equations or simplifying expressions, although we need to keep in mind the rules of multiplying exponents.

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Sample Problems
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###### Problem 1

How to simplify products involving zero and negative exponents and multiple bases.

###### Problem 2

How to simplify fractions raised to a negative exponent.

###### Problem 3

How to simplify products of many bases raised to the zero exponent.

###### Problem 4

Evaluating exponential expressions involving negative bases and negative exponents.

###### Problem 5

Simplifying exponential expressions with zero and negative exponents.

###### Problem 6

Exploring powers of 2 as a way to introduce negative and zero exponents.

###### Problem 7

Overview of negative exponents and how they switch a base from the top to the bottom, or vice versa.

###### Problem 8

Simplifying expressions with negative exponents with focus on whether the solution will be positive or negative.