In this lesson, you will learn all about exponents and also how to subtract two different exponents. But what is an exponent?
Exponent: A power that a number is given
For example let's say that we have the two exponents 5 to the power of 4 and 7 to the power of 3.
First, find the value of the two exponents.
5 to the power of 4 is the same thing as 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 which equals 625.
7 to the power of 3 is the same thing as 7 x 7 x 7 which equals 343.
Now just simply subtract the two to find the difference!
625 - 343 = 282
That means the difference of the two exponents is equal to 282.