Section P.2 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

Before Starting This Section, Review

  1. 1 Properties of opposites (Section P.1 , page 13)

  2. 2 Variables (Section P.1 , page 2)

Objectives

  1. 1 Use integer exponents.

  2. 2 Use the rules of exponents.

  3. 3 Simplify exponential expressions.

  4. 4 Use scientific notation.

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