Exponents are also called Powers or Indices
The exponent of a number says how many times to use the number in a multiplication.
General form of exponent
an tells you to use a in a multiplication n times
Those are positive exponents
How About Negative Exponents?
Dividing is the inverse (opposite) of Multiplying.
A negative exponent means how many times to divide by the number.
An easier way to handle negative exponents:
1. Calculate the positive exponent an
2. Then take the Reciprocal 1/ an