**Important points of the Exponents**

- An exponent of a number shows how many times we are multiplying a number by itself.
- How to calculate exponents using different exponent laws.
- Exponent is also known as the power of a number. It can be a whole number, fraction, negative number, or decimals.
- A negative exponent tells us how many times we have to multiply the reciprocal of the base. For example, if it is given that a
^{-n}, it can be expanded as 1/a^{n}. - If an exponent of a number is a fraction, it is known as a fractional exponent. Square roots, cube roots, and n
^{th} roots are parts of fractional exponents. - If an exponent of a number is given in the decimal form, it is known as a decimal exponent. It is slightly difficult to evaluate the correct answer of any decimal exponent so we find the approximate answer for such cases.

**Exponents Example**

**Simplify the expression (5**^{2} * 5^{3}) + (2^{3} * 2^{2} ) using product rules.

Solution: (5^{2} * 5^{3}) + (2^{3} * 2^{2} ) (5)^{2+3} + (2)^{3+2} = 5^{5} + 2^{5} = (5 * 5 * 5 * 5 * 5 * 5) + (2 * 2 * 2* 2 * 2* 2) = 3125 + 32 = 3157.

**Simplify, 2**^{2} * 5^{2}

(2 * 5)^{2+2} = 10^{4} = 10 * 10 * 10 * 10 = 10000.

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