Maths: Indices

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  • Created on: 25-05-11 18:34

Use and interpret positive, negative and zero indices. 

The index refers to the power to which a number is raised. In the example 5 to the 3 the number 5 is raised to the power 3. The 3 is known as the index. Indices is the plural of index. 

Laws of Indices:

When working with numbers involving indices there are three basic laws which can be applied. These are:

1) a to the m x a to the n = a to the m+n. 

2) a…


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