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A power consists of a base and an exponent. For the power, x^2, the base is x and the exponent is 2. There are eight “Exponent Laws” that can be used to simplify larger and complex exponential expressions. These are the first three.

Anything to the exponent zero is equal to 1. If you have a negative exponent, you must move the whole power to a different floor.

When multiplying or dividing two terms in brackets, an exponent on the outside must be applied to both terms.

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