Assignment 35
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 3^{4} does not mean 3 multiplied by itself four times (a common misinterpretation). The express 3^{2} =3x3 represent 3 multiplied by itself once (not twice), 3^{3} = 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} = 1/2^{3} = 1/8 and 2^{0} = 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.
