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## Algebra basics (ASL)

### Course: Algebra basics (ASL) > Unit 1

Lesson 3: Exponents (ASL)- Intro to exponents
- Exponent example 1
- Exponent example 2
- Squaring numbers
- Intro to exponents
- The 0 & 1st power
- Powers of zero
- Meaning of exponents
- 1 and -1 to different powers
- Comparing exponent expressions
- Exponents of decimals
- Powers of whole numbers
- Evaluating exponent expressions with variables
- Variable expressions with exponents
- Exponents review

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# Intro to exponents

How do we interpret exponents? 2 to the 3rd power (2^3) is the same as multiplying three 2's together: 2 x 2 x 2 = 8. So, in this case, the exponent (3) tells you how many times to multiply the base number (2) by itself. Created by Sal Khan.

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