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Exponents Worksheets

This page contains links to free math worksheets for Exponents problems. Click one of the buttons below to see all of the worksheets in each set. You can also use the 'Worksheets' menu on the side of this page to find worksheets on other math topics.

Exponents Worksheets

After learning multiplication, exponents are an important part of understanding fundamental numeric nomenclature and order of operations. The exponents worksheets in this section provide practice that reinforces the properties of exponents, including the basic procedures for adding exponents, subtracting exponents, dividing exponents and multiplying exponents. Exponents are also a critical part of understanding scientific notation, and one of the sets of exponents worksheets in this section focuses exclusively on powers of ten and exponents with base 10 to reinforce these concepts.

Exponent Rules

There are a number of simple exponent rules that make solving the problems on these exponents worksheets easier.

The value of any term with an exponent of zero is always equal to one.

The value of any term with an exponent of one is always equal to the base.

The value of any term with a negative exponent is the reciprocal of the same term with a positive exponent instead.

Multiplying Exponents

When multiplying two exponents with the same base, the result is the same as a term with base and an new exponent created by adding the two exponents in the terms of the problem.

Dividing Exponents

Similarly, for dividing exponents with the same base, the result is the same as a term with base and an new exponent created by subtracting the two numerator's exponent from the denominator's exponent.