Indices (or exponents) are used to write statements in shorthand where repeated multiplication is used.

Indices (or exponents) are used to write statements in shorthand where repeated multiplication is used.

For example, 6 × 6 × 6 × 6 × 6 × 6 × 6 can be written as 67

In the following short tutorial I try and explain this in far more detail and introduce some algebraic methods…

## Multiplication Rule (1)

In this tutorial you are shown the rules for simplifying expressions involving multiplication

## Multiplication Rule (2)

The next video tutorial extends the multiplication rule.

### Summary Exercise

Next you are shown how to handle the rules for dividing expressions containing indices.

### Summary Exercise

Next I introduce you to negative indices which is an extension of the division rule.

### Summary Exercise

In the next video you are shown how to work with rational (fractional) indices.

### Summary Exercise

You will need to be able to simplify terms with negative indices. Plenty of examples to try in this next video.

Next you are shown how to solve equations where the unknown is a power.

This is a summary of all the rules for indices or exponents.