## What are all of the properties of exponents?

Understanding the Five Exponent Properties

- Product of Powers.
- Power to a Power.
- Quotient of Powers.
- Power of a Product.
- Power of a Quotient.

## How exponents are helpful in real life?

Exponents are supercript numerals that let you know how many times you should multiply a number by itself. Some real world applications include understanding scientific scales like the pH scale or the Richter scale, using scientific notation to write very large or very small numbers and taking measurements.

**What is the importance of following the laws of exponent in mathematics?**

All the rules of exponents are used to solve many mathematical problems which involve repeated multiplication processes. The laws of exponents simplify the multiplication and division operations and help to solve the problems easily.

### How do exponents work?

A number raised to a power represents a product where the same number is used as a repeated factor. The number is called the base and the power is given by the exponent. The base is the repeated factor (the number multiplied) and the exponent counts the number of factors.

### What are the uses of exponents and powers?

Exponents and powers are ways used to represent very large numbers or very small numbers in a simplified manner. For example, if we have to show 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 in a simple way, then we can write it as 34, where 4 is the exponent and 3 is the base.

**How can we apply our knowledge of exponents to our daily life?**

Another example of using exponents in real life is when you calculate the area of any square. If you say “My room is twelve foot by twelve foot square”, you’re meaning your room is 12 feet × 12 feet — 12 feet multiplied by itself — which can be written as (12 ft)2. And that simplifies to 144 square feet.