# Laws of Exponents

If:

Example:

Another Example For Negative Exponents

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Why?

More Exponents

Example:

More Exponents

Example:

Example:

If a and b are not zero,

Example:

Example:

Note that

So we have just " factored " 1,000

Example:

If

Example:

Example:

Practice

Simplify each expression (you may leave

answers in exponential form .)

Answers to Practice Problems

Definitions

• Square Root - a number that when multiplied by

itself produces a given number.

Example:

3 is a square root of 9.

-3 is also a

• Radical Sign The
symbol for the positive

square root. square root of 9.

By convention, the radical sign,
a designates

only the positive square root.

Radical Sign Radicand

Squaring and Taking a Square Root

are Inverse Operations

Like Addition is to Subtraction

Like Multiplication is to Division

Square Numbers and Square Roots

Perspective

When taking a Square Root, one question you

could ask yourself is:

"What number times itself is the radicand?”

"What number times itself is 36?"

Practice Taking the Square Root

Answers to Practice

Question

Between which whole numbers is the

Square Root of 45?

45 is not a square number, but it is

between two square numbers.

36 < 45 < 49

and

and

is a little less than 7.

Practice

Estimate the value of

Practice

Estimate the value of

Since 64 < 67 < 81

and

and

is a little more than 8.

Check Your Understanding

Fill in the missing parts

Check your Understanding

Part 2

1. Explain how 9 and 81 are related.

___________________________

___________________________

2. Without a calculator , identify the two integers

between which the square root lies, and explain

why.

Opening Activity

Your rich uncle needs your help in his office for a 30

day month. He made an unusual offer to pay you 1¢

the first day, 2¢ the second day, 4¢ the third day,

each day doubling the previous days pay. Of course,

you were insulted and were about to refuse

employment for the month when he said, "Ok, ok, I

really need your help. So how about $1,000.00 a

day with $1,000.00 raise each day." You gladly

accepted and your rich eccentric uncle laughed all

the way back to his office. What did you do that

was so funny to him?

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