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Rational Exponents Investigation 1 In this investigation, you will discover the meaning of 2 2 . 1 Use your calculator to get an approximation of 2 2 - round to the nearest 100th . 1 2 2 _______________ I. Finding Patterns Fill in the following charts & extend the patterns that you see to determine 1 what x 2 means. Do not use decimals. 28 = 58 = 98 = 108 = 24 = 54 = 94 = 104 = 22 = 52 = 92 = 102 = 21 = 51 = 91 = 101 = 2 5 9 10 = = = = 1 From your observations above, explain what x 2 means. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 1 Take a guess what x 3 means. Verify this on your calculator by looking at the following: 1 1 a) 8 3 = ___________ c) 1000 1 3 = ___________ b) 27 3 = ___________ d) 125 1 3 = ___________