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Here are some special exponents to know...  What happens when the exponent is 1?

5^1 = 5   just one 5
 

7^1 = 7
 

12,546^1 = 12,546

What would this be?

3^0

Boy, that just doesn't make sense at all!  But, things like this really do come up in math problems.  So, we make a special rule for it:

3^0 = 1 ... 6^0 = 1 ...  429^0 = 1

Any number to the zero power is 1!

TRY IT:

8^1

2^0

157^1

2984^0