Exponents. Nobody likes them. You always forget the rules about them and try to do an easy multiplication problem, then you realize that you have to start over and do the hard problem an exponent gives you. This is how you do an exonent: Let's say, your exponent is 38. Sadly, you don't do 3*8, you do 3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3. You would get 6561. Wow that's a long problem! This is why I'm not a very big fan of them. I cannot think of any way you could use exponents in real life except for the two fields of jobs construction and technology. Construction, you have to deal with square footage and cubic centimeters , like figuring out how much drywall  you need to put up. Technology, you have to know gigabytes ( 10 to the ninth power ) and megabytes ( 10 to the sixth power). Another way exponents would apply to daily life if you have a job or career with math.

If you know any other way exponents could apply to daily life, or any tricks to shortcut exponents, please comment on this post. Check out my other Math Monday Blogs and give me some feedback on those too. Another I would check out is my Algebra Class Digital Portfolio under my My Classes tab. Thank you!

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    Author: Vahae O.

    These Math Mondays blogs are about various subjects and problems with math. There are also simple math tricks on different things stated.