Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Exponents - Problem 1

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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The first idea that you must understand about exponents is that they represent repeated multiplication. 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 could be written as 3 to the fourth power. It's the same calculation, just written in another way. If you have a negative base, be sure to write parentheses around it. Treat integer bases in the same way that you treat variable bases.

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