# Rules of Exponents

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•         If you have a  negative exponent you either move to the top of a fraction or to the bottom. RULE:  a     =   1 / a
• The Negative Rule ﻿
• Anything to the zero exponent is always going to be 1. RULE:  4       =      1
• The Zero Rule
• When you multiply you keep the same base if they are the same then you add the exponents.  RULE:  a                   a     =        a
• The Multiplication Rule ﻿
• When you divide you keep the same base is they are the same and you subtract the ﻿ exponents.  RULE: a     /        a       =      a
• ﻿Division Rule
• When you multiply a power to a power then you only multiply the exponent to the exponent inside the ( ). RULE: ( a  )     =    a      ﻿
• ﻿Power to a Power Rule
• ﻿When you multiply a number it really has an exponent with it also (1). When you multiply you times both exponents in the ( ) by the exponen ton the outside.  RULE:  (  a   b   )      =    a      b
• Product to a Power Rule ﻿
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