# EXPONENTS WITH DECIMAL AND FRACTIONAL BASES

## How to Evaluate Exponents with Decimal Bases

Step 1 :

To evaluate exponents with decimal bases, first we have to convert the decimal bases into fractions.

To convert the decimal base into a fraction, we have to multiply and divide the given decimal base by 10 or 100 or 1000 etc.,

Step 2 :

After having converted the decimal base into fraction, we have to distribute the exponent to both numerator and denominator.

## How to Evaluate Exponents with Fractional Bases

To evaluate exponents with fractional bases, we have to distribute the exponent to both numerator and denominator.

## Solved Examples

Example 1 :

Evaluate :

(0.2)3

Solution :

Convert the decimal 0.2 into fraction.

Because there is only one digit after the decimal point, multiply and divide 0.2 by 10 to get rid of the decimal point.

(0.2)3  =  [(0.2 ⋅ 10) / 10]3

=  (2 / 10)3

Distribute the exponent 3 to both numerator and denominator.

=  23 / 103

=  8 / 1000

=  0.008

Example 2 :

Evaluate :

(0.29)2

Solution :

Convert the decimal 0.29 into fraction.

Because there are two digits after the decimal point, multiply and divide 0.29 by 100 to get rid of the decimal point.

(0.29)2  =  [(0.29 ⋅ 100) / 100]2

(0.29)2  =  (29/100)2

Distribute the exponent 2 to both numerator and denominator.

=  292/1002

=  292/1002

=  841/10000

=  0.0841

Example 3 :

Evaluate :

(0.01)3

Solution :

Convert the decimal 0.01 into fraction.

Because there are two digits after the decimal point, multiply and divide 0.01 by 100 to get rid of the decimal point.

(0.01)3  =  [(0.01 ⋅ 100) / 100]3

=  (1/100)3

Distribute the exponent 3 to both numerator and denominator.

=  13/1003

=  1/1000000

=  0.000001

Example 4 :

Evaluate :

(1/2)3

Solution :

=  (1/2)3

Distribute the exponent 3 to both numerator and denominator.

=  13/23

=  1/8

Example 5 :

Evaluate :

(2/5)3

Solution :

Distribute the exponent 3 to both numerator and denominator.

=  23/53

=  8/125

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