Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 10:00:43 -0600 (CST)
Subject: exponents

Name: Michael

Who is asking: Parent
Level: Middle

My daughter has the problem: 15 with an exponent of zero=1. Could you help explain why? I would appreciate an answer soon as she has class tomorrow. thanks,
mike husken

Hi Mike,
The motivation behind the fact that is the rules of exponents, in particular the rule that
whenever a is not zero.

If this rule is be true when b=c then, since

you are forced to say that .

I hope this helps,
Penny and Patrick

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