Power Rule Negative Exponents and Zero Powers

This section has the following videos:

  • Lesson Video
  • Example Set A Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
  • Example Set B Practice Problems (Video Solutions)
  • Example Set C Practice Problems (Video Solutions)

In this lesson I will be teaching you about negative exponents and zero powers.  The good news is anything to the zero power is always 1.  So the real focus in this lesson is how to work with negative exponents.   Because we will be working with negative numbers make sure you know how to add real numbers (positive and negative numbers).  Also in algebra we never leave our final solutions with negative exponents- so you’re not done with your problem until the expression has all positive exponents.  Take your time with the lesson as it can be a little confusing and of course practice is a must.