Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 9781337271172
ISBN 13: 978-1-33727-117-2

Prerequisites - P.2 - Exponents and Radicals - Exercises - Page 24: 8


Power, index

Work Step by Step

Look at the definition of the power and index for rational exponents on page 24. The index of a number says how many times the number should be multiplied. Example : In $x^{y}$ the number x should be multiplied y times and hence y is the index of x. Other terms for index are power and exponent.
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