Potentiation Properties

  • Every natural number raised to exponent 1 is equal to itself. Examples:
  • Every nonzero natural number raised to the exponent zero is equal to 1. Examples:
  • Every power of base 1 is equal to 1. Examples:
  • Every power of 10 is equal to the numeral formed by the number 1 followed by as many zeros as there are units of the exponent. Examples:
  • The negative exponent means that there is a change of place between the numerator and the denominator. Examples:
  • If we have a negative power in the denominator, it becomes a numerator by changing the power signal. Examples:

We will next study some operative properties of potentiation.

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