# Complete the table of values Both problems give you a function in the second column and the x-values. To find out the values of a through f, you need to plug in those x-values into the function and simplify!

You need to know three exponent rules to simplify these expressions:
1) The negative exponent rule says that when a
base has a negative exponent, flip the base onto the other side of the
fraction to make it into a positive exponent. For example, .
2) Raising a fraction to a power is the same as separately raising the numerator and denominator to that power. For example, .
3) The zero exponent rule says that any number
raised to zero is 1. For example, .

Back to the Problem:
Problem 1
The x-values are in the left column. The title of the right column tells you that the function is . The x-values are:
1) x = 0
Plug this into to find letter a: 2) x = 2
Plug this into to find letter b: 3) x = 4
Plug this into to find letter c: Problem 2
The x-values are in the left column. The title of the right column tells you that the function is . The x-values are:
1) x = 0
Plug this into to find letter d: 2) x = 2
Plug this into to find letter e: 3) x = 4
Plug this into to find letter f: -------

a = 1
b = c = d = 1
e = f = 