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What Is an Exponent in Math? Your Guide

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Let’s get straight to your question: What is an exponent in math? Well, it’s the repeated multiplication of a specific number by itself. The number of times this value is multiplied by itself is indicated by the value of the exponent.

Let's define exponents and explore the basic rules of exponentiation, which is the process of raising one quantity to the power of another.

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How to Square a Number: Second Power and Square Roots

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Wondering how to square a number? You’ve come to the right place. Here is your intro to squaring numbers, finding square roots, and determining perfect squares.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Dividing Decimals

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Does the idea of dividing decimals bring on confusion and dread? We get it, decimal subtraction and addition is easy enough. But when long division is added to the equation, things suddenly get more complicated.

We're here to tell you that dividing decimals is a lengthy but totally manageable process, and with this guide, you'll be able to divide decimals with ease. Let's get started!

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Defining and Identifying Equivalent Ratios

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Equivalent ratios, sometimes known as equivalent fractions, are ratios that have the same proportion to each other when put in simplest form. Let's take the following ratios as a quick example.


We know each of these fractions has the same ratio between the numerators and the denominators. They all equal ½ when put in simplest form.

Equivalent ratios have the same unit rate or constant of proportionality. For example, when we compare the denominators of the fractions above to the numerators, we see that the unit rate or ratio is 2.

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How Does Adding and Subtracting Decimals Work?

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Adding and subtracting decimals is actually very similar to the addition and subtraction of whole numbers, which don’t have decimals. However, seeing all those numbers to the right of the decimal point can be intimidating and makes a problem seem much harder than it actually is.

In this guide, we'll show you just how simple it is to add and subtract decimals.

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