AII-2To raise an exponential quantity to a power, multiply the exponents. In the language of algebra(x^{m}) ^{n} = x^{mn}.Any number (except zero) raised to the zero power is one. In the language of algebra x^{0} = 1Any base with a negative exponent is equal to 1 divided by the base with an equal positive exponent.In the language of algebra x^{-a} = 1/x^{a}To raise a product to a power, raise each factor of the product to that power.To find the nth root of an exponential quantity, divide the exponent by the index of the root. Thus,the nth root of a^{m} = a^{m}.