 Exponent Rules Quick View MathBitsNotebook.com Terms of Use   Contact Person: Donna Roberts To see explanations and examples of the rules go to Exponent Rules. Exponent Rules:
 Exponent Rule: Symbolism: In plain English ... Zero Exponent x0 = 1 All numbers (not zero) raised to the zero power equal one. Negative Exponent A negative exponent tells you that the factor is on the wrong side of the fraction bar. ( x is not zero). Product Rule When multiplying, and the bases are the same, ADD the exponents. Quotient Rule When dividing, and the bases are the same, SUBTRACT the exponents. (top exponent subtract bottom exponent) Power to a Power When raising a power to a power, MULTIPLY the exponents. Product to a Power When raising a product to a power, EACH factor gets raised to the new power. Quotient to a Power When raising a quotient to a power, BOTH top and bottom get raised to the new power. NOTE: The re-posting of materials (in part or whole) from this site to the Internet is copyright violation and is not considered "fair use" for educators. Please read the "Terms of Use".