IndicesA self marking exercise on indices including evaluating expressions and solving equations. 
This is level 6: mixed questions involving integer, negative and fractional indices. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 12 correct and you do this activity online.
Simplify the following.
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Level 1  Evaluating positive indices without a calculator
Level 2  Evaluating positive indices with a calculator
Level 3  Evaluating negative and zero indices
Level 4  Multiplying, dividing and raising to another power
Level 5  Evaluating indices expressed as fractions
Level 6  Mixed questions involving integer, negative and fractional indices
Level 7  Multiplying, dividing and raising to another power with coefficients
Level 8  Solving simple equations involving indices
Indices Challenge  Dr Tim Honeywill has come up with these challenges to test your understanding of indices and algebra.
Exam Style Questions  A collection of problems in the style of GCSE or IB/Alevel exam paper questions (worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers).
Game  Find the matching pairs of indices in this interactive online game.
Laws of Indices  a draganddrop true/false challenge.
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5^{2} = 5 x 5 = 25 5^{3} = 5 x 5 x 5 = 125 5^{4} = 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 = 625 
5^{1} = 5 5^{0} = 1 5^{1} = ^{1}⁄_{5} 5^{2} = ^{1}⁄_{5x5} = 0.04 
5^{a} × 5^{b} = 5^{a+b} 5^{a} ÷ 5^{b} = 5^{ab} (5^{a})^{b} = 5^{ab} 
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