Properties Of Exponents 1

Directions: Using the integers -9 to 9 at most one time each, fill in the boxes twice to make a positive product and a negative product. You may reuse all the integers each product.

Hint

How does the base affect whether the product is positive or negative? How does the exponent affect whether the product is positive of negative?

Answer

There are many possible answers including 4^7 x 5^(-3) for a positive product and (-4)^7 x 5^(-3) for a negative product.

Source: Robert Kaplinsky

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