**Negative-exponents-worksheet-printable**, exponents represent an abstract unit whose value correlates to a given number in a way exponents are like shorthand for multiplication; they indicate the number of times a given value will be. , pemdas in an acronym for completing the following operations in order: parenthesis exponents multiplication division addition and subtraction if negative numbers are present in a problem you do. Mathematicians and scientists use exponents to make their math easier big numbers or very little numbers can be written more easily using exponents for example 000 000 can