Mathematics NCERT Grade 8, Chapter 12: Exponents and Powers- This chapter marks all the concepts related to exponents and powers. Initially, Power with Negative Exponents and laws of exponents will be discussed. Students will explore whether the law of exponents holds if the exponents are negative.
• When we have to add numbers in standard form, we convert them into numbers with the same exponents.
• Very small numbers can be expressed in standard form using negative components
• an = 1 only if n = 0. This will work for any a except a = 1 or a = –1.
• Numbers with negative exponents obey the following laws of exponents.
• am × an = am+n
• am÷an = amn
• (am)n = amn
• am × bm = (ab)m
• a0 = 1
• am/bm = (a/b)m
The other portion of the chapter gives insight about Use of Exponents to Express Small Numbers in Standard Form. Once standard form notation is understood, the next step is use of this notation in comparing very large and very small numbers.
The chapter includes two unsolved exercises and various solved examples. Students will get to learn about some new concepts and this chapter will further strengthen their base of the concept exponents and powers. The chapter comprises of a summary in which all important topics of the chapter- Exponents and Powers are mentioned.

#### Question 1:

Evaluate

(i) 3−2 (ii) (−4)−2 (iii) (i) (ii) (iii) #### Question 2:

Simplify and express the result in power notation with positive exponent.

(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (i) (−4)5 ÷ (−4)8 = (−4)5 − 8 (am ÷ an = amn)

= (− 4)−3 (ii) (iii)  (iv) (3− 7 ÷ 3−10) × 3−5 = (3−7 − (−10)) × 3−5 (am ÷ an = am n)

= 33 × 3−5

= 33 + (− 5) (am × an = am + n)

= 3−2 (v) 2−3 × (−7)−3 =  #### Question 3:

Find the value of.

(i) (30 + 4−1) × 22 (ii) (2−1 × 4−1) ÷2−2

(iii) (iv) (3−1 + 4−1 + 5−1)0

(v) (i)  (ii) (2−1 × 4−1) ÷ 2− 2 = [2−1 × {(2)2}− 1] ÷ 2− 2

= (2− 1 × 2− 2) ÷ 2− 2 = 2−1+ (−2) ÷ 2−2 (am × an = am + n)

= 2−3 ÷ 2−2

= 2−3 − (−2) (am ÷ an = amn)

= 2−3 + 2 = 2 −1 (iii)  (iv) (3−1 + 4−1 + 5−1)0 = 1 (a0 = 1)

(v)  #### Question 4:

Evaluate (i) (ii) (i)  (ii)  #### Question 5:

Find the value of m for which 5m ÷5−3 = 55.

5m ÷ 5−3 = 55

5m − (− 3) = 55 (am ÷ an = amn)

5m + 3 = 55

Since the powers have same bases on both sides, their respective exponents must be equal.

m + 3 = 5

m = 5 − 3

m = 2

#### Question 6:

Evaluate (i) (ii) (i)  (ii)  #### Question 7:

Simplify. (i) (ii) (i)  (ii)  #### Question 1:

Express the following numbers in standard form.

(i) 0.0000000000085 (ii) 0.00000000000942

(iii) 6020000000000000 (iv) 0.00000000837

(v) 31860000000

(i) 0.0000000000085 = 8.5 × 10−12

(ii) 0.00000000000942 = 9.42 × 10−12

(iii) 6020000000000000 = 6.02 × 1015

(iv) 0.00000000837 = 8.37 × 10−9

(v) 31860000000 = 3.186 × 1010

#### Question 2:

Express the following numbers in usual form.

(i) 3.02 × 10−6 (ii) 4.5 × 104

(iii) 3 × 10−8 (iv) 1.0001 × 109

(v) 5.8 × 1012 (vi) 3.61492 × 106

(i) 3.02 × 10−6 = 0.00000302

(ii) 4.5 × 104 = 45000

(iii) 3 × 10−8 = 0.00000003

(iv) 1.0001 × 109 = 1000100000

(v) 5.8 × 1012 = 5800000000000

(vi) 3.61492 × 106 = 3614920

#### Question 3:

Express the number appearing in the following statements in standard form.

(i) 1 micron is equal to m.

(ii) Charge of an electron is 0.000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 16 coulomb.

(iii) Size of a bacteria is 0.0000005 m

(iv) Size of a plant cell is 0.00001275 m

(v) Thickness of a thick paper is 0.07 mm

(i) = 1 × 10−6

(ii) 0.000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 16 = 1.6 × 10−19

(iii) 0.0000005 = 5 × 10−7

(iv) 0.00001275 = 1.275 × 10−5

(v) 0.07 = 7 × 10−2

#### Question 4:

In a stack there are 5 books each of thickness 20 mm and 5 paper sheets each of thickness 0.016 mm. What is the total thickness of the stack?

Thickness of each book = 20 mm

Hence, thickness of 5 books = (5 × 20) mm = 100 mm

Thickness of each paper sheet = 0.016 mm

Hence, thickness of 5 paper sheets = (5 × 0.016) mm = 0.080 mm

Total thickness of the stack = Thickness of 5 books + Thickness of 5 paper sheets

= (100 + 0.080) mm

= 100.08 mm

= 1.0008 × 102 mm
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