The assignment is a series of review problems that will be handed out in class. The problems do involve two new ideas relating to exponents. Note that a positive integer exponent indicates how many times a base as used as a factor. For instance,
Please note that 34 does not mean 3 multiplied by itself four times (a common misinterpretation). The express 32 =3x3 represent 3 multiplied by itself once (not twice), 33 = 3x3x3 represents 3 multiplied by itself twice (not three times), etc. USE THE LANGUAGE CORRECTLY.
Note that the following definitions require that you understand what a positive integer represents:
Examples: 2-3 = 1/23 = 1/8 and 20 = 1. There is a logic to these definitions.
You should convince yourself that your calculator adheres to these definitions. Experiment, and convince yourself that this is true.
MATH IS POWER.