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GED Math Chapter 8: Powers and Exponents Lesson 3

Hello, welcome to lesson 3 on powers and exponents.  In this lesson we will learn how to divide powers. All of the power and exponent rules build on each other so you want to make sure you understand each lesson.  Of course never feel bad about having to review any topic- most students never get everything 100% the first time around.

Things to focus on in this lesson:

• the rule to divide powers
• being careful when working with positive and negative exponents
• keeping all power and exponents rules in mind when simplifying an expression

Chapter 8 Lesson 3
Division Rules of Exponents

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OK, you finished lesson 3 on powers and exponents here are some things you should be able to do:

  • multiply powers
  • divide powers
  • simplify a power with negative exponents

You’re doing great and now we are ready to learn how to use powers and exponents to solve scientific notation problems- this is important for the GED.

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