Math and Arithmetic

Algebra

# Why are exponents important?

###### Wiki User

###### January 28, 2011 12:18AM

Scientists use exponents to determine the speed of light, the distance between planets, or counting cells. Counting the number of cells can determine if someone does not have enough white blood cells, so they cannot fight diseases as easily. I know that people have million of cells in their body, so with exponents you do not have to write them all out, but in powers of ten.

## Related Questions

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### Are there variables in exponents?

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### Is it NOT possible to simplify expressions having variable exponents to represent integers?

If the exponents are associated with non-integers, or if the
exponents are non-integers, it is very likely that the expression
does not represent integers.
If the exponents are associated with non-integers, or if the
exponents are non-integers, it is very likely that the expression
does not represent integers.
If the exponents are associated with non-integers, or if the
exponents are non-integers, it is very likely that the expression
does not represent integers.
If the exponents are associated with non-integers, or if the
exponents are non-integers, it is very likely that the expression
does not represent integers.