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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 13 Exponents and Powers

Exercise 13.1 

1. Find the value of: 
(i) 26 
(ii) 93 
(iii) 112 
(iv) 54 

Answer

(i) 26 =2×2×2×2×2×2 = 64
(ii) 93 = 9×9×9 = 729
(iii) 112 = 11 × 11= 121
(iv) 54 =5 × 5 × 5 × 5 = 625

2. Express the following in exponential form: 
(i) 6 × 6 × 6 × 6  
(ii) t × t
(iii) b × b × b × b  
(iv) 5 × 5 × 7 × 7 × 7
(v) 2 × 2 × a × a  
(vi) a × a × a × c × c × c × c × d

Answer

(i) 6 × 6 × 6 × 6 = 64
(ii) t × t = t2
(iii) b × b × b × b = b4
(iv) 5 × 5 × 7 × 7 × 7 = 52 × 73
(v) 2 × 2 × a × a = 22 × a2
(vi) a × a × a × c × c × c × c × d = a3 × c4 x d

3. Express each of the following numbers using exponential notation: 
(i) 512  
(ii) 343  
(iii) 729  
(iv) 3125

Answer

(i) 512
512 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 29

2 512 
2 256
2 128
2 64
2 32
2 16
2 8
2 4
2 2
1

(ii) 343
343 = 7 × 7 × 7 = 73

7 343 
7 49
77
1

(iii) 729 
729 = 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 = 36

3 729
3 243
3 81
3 27
3 9
3 3
1

(iv) 3125
3125 = 5 × 5 × 5 × 5 × 5 = 55

5 3125
5 625
5 125
5 25
5 5
1

4. Identify the greater number, wherever possible, in each of the following: 
(i)  43 and 34 
(ii)  53 or 35
(iii) 28 or 82 
(iv) 1002 or 2100
(v) 210 or 102

Answer

(i) 43 = 4 × 4 × 4 = 64
34 = 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 = 81
Since 64 < 81
Thus, 34 is greater than 43.

(ii) 53 = 5 × 5 × 5 = 125
35 = 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 = 243
Since, 125 < 243
Thus, 34 is greater than 53.

(iii) 28= 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 256
82 = 8×8 = 64
Since, 256 > 64
Thus, 28 is greater than 82.

(iv) 1002 = 100 × 100 = 10,000
2100 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 .......14 times ....× 2 = 16,384 ....× 2
Since, 10,000 < 16,384 ....×2
Thus, 2100 is greater than 1002.

(v)  210 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 1,024
102 = 10×10 = 100
Since, 1,024 > 100
Thus, 210 >102

5. Express each of the following as product of powers of their prime factors: 
(i) 648 
(ii) 405 
(iii) 540 
(iv) 3,600 

Answer

(i) 648 = 23 × 34

2 648
2 324
2 162
3 81
3 27
3 9
3 3
1

(ii) 405 = 5 × 34

5 405
3 81
3 27
3 9
3 3
1

(iii) 540 = 22 × 33 × 5

2 540
2 270
3 135
3 45
3 15
5 5
1

(iv) 3,600 = 24 × 32 × 52

2 3600
2 1800
2 900
2 450
3 225
3 75
5 25
5 5
1

6. Simplify: 
(i)  2 × 103   
(ii) 72 × 22
(iii) 23 × 5  
(iv) 3 × 44
(v) 0 × 102 
(vi) 52 × 33
(vii) 24 × 32 
(viii) 32 × 104

Answer

(i)  2 × 103  = 2 × 10 × 10 × 10  = 2,000
(ii)  72 × 22 = 7 × 7 × 2 × 2  = 196
(iii) 23 × 5 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 5  = 40
(iv) 3 × 44 = 3 × 4 × 4 × 4 × 4  = 768
(v) 0 × 102 = 0 × 10 × 10  = 0
(vi) 53 × 33 = 5 × 5 × 3 × 3 × 3  = 675
(vii) 24 × 32  = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 × 3  = 144
(viii) 32 × 104 = 3 × 3 × 10 × 10 × 10 × 10  =  90,000

7. Simplify: 
(i) (-4)3   
(ii) (-3)×(-2)3
(iii) (-3)2 × (-5)2   
(iv) (-2)3 × (-10)3

Answer

(i)  (-4)3 = (-4)×(-4)×(-4) = -64
(ii) (-3)×(-2)3 =(-3)×(-2)×(-2)×(-2) = 24
(iii) (-3)2 × (-5)2 = (-3)×(-3)×(-5) × (-5) = 225
(iv) (-2)3×(-10)3 =(-2)×(-2)×(-2)×(-10)×(-10)×(-10)

8. Compare the following numbers: 
(i) 2.7 × 1012; 1.5 × 108 
(ii) 4 × 1014; 3 × 1017 

Answer

(i) 2.7 × 1012 and 1.5 × 108
On comparing the exponents of base 10,
2.7 × 1012 > 1.5 × 108

(ii) 4 × 1014 and 3 × 1017
On comparing the exponents of base 10,
4 × 1014 < 3 × 1017

Exercise 13.2 

1. Using laws of exponents, simplify and write the answer in exponential form: 
(i) 32 × 34 x 38   
(ii) 615 ÷ 610
(iii) a3 × a2    
(iv) 7 × x 72
(v) (52)2 ÷ 53   
(vi) 25 × 55
(vii) a4 × b4
(viii) (34)3
(ix) [220 ÷ 215) × 23
(x) 8t × 82

Answer

(i) 32 × 34 × 38 = 3(2+4+8) = 314 [∵ am× an = am+n]
(ii) 615 ÷ 610 = 615-10 = 65 [∵ am ÷ an = am-n]
(iii) a3 × a2 = a3+2 = a5 [∵ am × an = a m+n]
(iv) 7x × 72 = 7x+2 [∵ am × an = am+n]
(v) (52)2 ÷ 53 = 52×3 ÷ 53 = 56 ÷ 53 [∵ (am)n = am×n]
= 56-3 = 53 [∵ am ÷ an = am-n]
(vi) 25 × 25 = (2×5)5= 105 [∵ am×bm = (a×b)m]
(vii) a4 × b4 = (a×b)4 [∵ am×bm = (a×b)m]
(viii) (34)3 = 34×3 = 312 [∵ (am)n = am×n]
(ix) (220 ÷ 215)×23 = (220-15)×23 [∵ am ÷ an = am-n]
= 25 × 23 = 25+3 = 28 [∵ am × an = am+n]
(x) 8t ÷ 82 = 8t-2 [∵ am ÷ an = am-n]

2. Simplify and express each of the following in exponential form:
(i) 23 × 34 × 4/3×32
(ii) [(52)3 ×54] ÷ 57
(iii) 254 ÷ 53
(iv) 3 × 72 × 118 / 21 × 11
(v) 37 / 34 × 33
(vi) 20 + 30 + 40
(vii) 20 × 30 × 40
(viii) (30 + 20) × 50
(ix) 28 × a 5 / 43 × a3
(x) (a5 / a3) × a8
(xi) 45 × a8b3 / 45 × a5b2
(xii) (23 × 2)3

Answer

(i) 23 × 34 × 4 / 3× 32 = 23 × 34 × 22 / 3 × 25 = 23+2 × 34 / 3×25 [∵ am× an = am+n]
= 25 × 34 / 3 × 25 = 25-5 × 34-3 [∵ am ÷ an = am-n]
= 20 × 33 = 1× 33 = 33

(ii) [(52)3 × 54] ÷ 57  [∵ (am)n = am×n]
= [56+4] ÷ 57 = 510 ÷ 57  [∵ am× an = am+n]
= 510-7 = 53 [∵ am ÷ an = am-n]

(iii) 254 ÷ 53 = (52)4 ÷ 53 = 58 ÷ 53 [∵ (am)n = am×n]
= 58-3 = 55 [∵ am ÷ an = am-n]

(iv) 3 × 72 × 118 / 21 × 112 = 3 × 72 × 118 / 3 × 7 × 113 = 31-1 × 72-1 × 118-3   [∵ am ÷ an = am-n]
= 30 × 71 × 115 = 7 × 115

(v) 37 / 34 × 33 = 37 / × 34+3 = 37 / 37 [∵ am× an = am+n]
= 37-7 = 30 = 1 [∵ am× an = am+n]

(vi) 20 + 30 + 40 + 1+1+1 = 3  [∵ a= 1]

(vii) 20 × 30 × 40 = 1×1×1 = 1 [∵ a= 1]

(viii) (30 + 20) × 50 = (1+1)×1 = 2×1 = 2 [∵ a= 1]

(ix) 28 × a5  / 43 × a3 = 28 × a5/ (22)3 × a3 = 28×a5 / 26 × a3 [∵ (am)n = am×n]
= 28-6 × a5-2 = 22 × a2 [∵ am ÷ an = am-n]
= (2a)2 [∵ am×bm = (a×b)m]

(x) (a5 / a3) × a8 = (a 5-3) × a8 = a2 × a8 [∵ am ÷ an = am-n]
= a2+8 = a10 [∵ am× an = am+n]

(xi) 45 × a8b3 / 45 × a5b2 = 45-5 × a8-5 × b3-2 = 40 × a3 × b [∵ am ÷ an = am-n]
= 1 × a3 × b = a3b [∵ a= 1]

(xii) (23 × 2)2 = (23+1)2 = (24)2 [∵ am× an = am+n]
= 24×2 = 28

3. Say true or false and justify your answer: 
(i) 10 x 1011 = 10011   
(ii)  23 > 52
(iii) 23× 32 = 6s    
(iv) 30 = (1000)0

Answer 

(i) 10×1011 = 10011
L.H.S. 101+11 = 1012    and R.H.S. (102)11=1022
Since, L.H.S. ≠ R.H.S.
Therefore, it is false.

(ii) 23 > 52
L.H.S 23 = 8    and R.H.S. 52 = 25
Since, L.H,S. is not greater than R.H.S.
Therefore, it is false,

(iii) 23 ×32 = 65
L.H.S. 23 × 32 = 8 x 9 = 72    and R.H.S. 65 =7.776
Since, L.H.S. ≠ R.H.S.
Therefore, it is false.

(iv) 30 = (1000)0
L.H.S. 30 = 1    and R.H.S. (1000)0 = 1
Since, L.H.S. = R.H.S.
Therefore, it is true.

4. Express each of the following as a product of prime factors only in exponential form:
(i) 108 × 192
(ii) 270
(iii) 729 × 64
(iv) 768

Answer

(i) 108 × 192
= (2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 3) × (2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3)
= (22 × 33) × (26 × 3)
= 26+2 × 33+1 (am × an = am+n)
= 28 × 34

(ii) 270 = 2 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 5 = 2 × 33 × 5

(iii) 729 × 64 = (3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3) × (2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2)
= 36 × 25

(iv) 768 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 × 3 = 28 × 3

5. Simplify:
(i) (25)2 × 73 / 83 × 7
(ii) 25 × 52 × t8 / 103 × t4
(iii) 35 × 105 × 25 × 57 × 65

Answer

(i) (25)2 × 73 / 83 × 7 = 25×2 × 73 / (23)3 × 7
= 210 × 73 / 29 × 7
= 210-9 × 73-1
= 2 × 72
= 2 × 49
= 98

(ii) 25 × 52 ×t8 / 103 - t4 = 52 × 52 × t8 / (5×2)3 × t4
= 52+2 × t8-4/23×33
= 54 × t4 / 23 × 53
= 54-3 × t4 / 23
= 5t4 / 8

(iii) 35 × 105 × 25 / 57 × 65= 35 ×(2×5)5 × 52 / 57 × (2×3)5
= 35 × 25 × 55 × 52 / 57 × 25 × 35
= 35 × 25 × 55+2 / 57 × 25 × 35
= 35 × 25 × 57 / 57 × 25 × 35
= 25-5 × 35-5 × 55-5
= 20 × 30 × 50
= 1 × 1 × 1
= 1

Exercise 13.3 

1. Write the following numbers in the expanded form: 
(i) 279404
(ii) 3006194
(iii) 2806196
(iv) 120719
(v) 20068

Answer

(i) 2,79,404
= 2,00,000 + 70,000 + 9,000 + 400 + 00 + 4 
= (2×100000) + (7 × 10000) + (9×1000) + (4 × 100) + (0× 10) + (4×1)
= (2×105) + (7×104) + (9×103) + (4 ×102) + (0×101) + (4×100)

(ii) 3006194
= 3000000 + 0 + 0 + 6000 + 100 + 90 + 4
= (3 × 1000000) + (0 × 100000) + (0 × 10000) + (6 × 1000) + (1 × 100) + (9 × 10) + 4
= (3 × 106) + (0 × 105) + (0 × 104) + (6 × 103) + (1 × 102) + (9 × 101) + (4 × 100)

(iii) 28,06,196

= 20,00,000 + 8,00,000 + 0 + 6,000 + 100 + 90 + 6
= 2×1000000 + 8× 100000+ 0 × 10000 +6 × 1000 + 1 × 100 + 9 × 10 + 6 × 1
= 2 ×106+8×105+0×104 + 6×103+1x102+9×10+6×100

(iv) 1,20,719 = 1,00,000 + 20,000 + 0 + 700 + 10 + 9
= 1 × 100000 + 2 × 10000 + 0× 1000 + 7×100 + 1× 10+9×1
= 1 × 105 + 2 × 104 + 0 x 103 + 7 × 102 + 1 x 101 + 9 × 100 

(v) 20,068= 20,000 + 00 + 00 + 60 + 8
= 2 × 10000 + 0 × 1000 + 0 × 100 + 6 × 10 + 8 × 1
= 2×104 + 0 × 103 + 0 × 102 + 6 x 101 + 8 × 100

2. Find the number from each of the following expanded forms: 
(a) 8 × 104 + 6 × 103 + 0 × 102 + 4 × 101 + 5 × 100 
(b) 4 × 105 + 5 × 103 + 3 × 102 + 2 × 100 
(c) 3 × 103 + 7 × 102 + 5 × 100
(d) 9 × 105 + 2 × 102 + 3 × 101 

Answer

(a) 8 × 104 + 6 × 103 + 0 × 102 + 4 × 101 + 5 × 100
= 8 × 10000 + 6 × 1000 + 0 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 5 × 1
= 80000 + 6000 + 0 + 40+5 
= 86,045

(b) 4 × 105 + 5 × 103 + 3 × 102 + 2 × 100
= 4 × 100000 + 0 × 10000 + 5 × 1000 + 3 × 100 + 0 × 10 + 2 × 1
= 400000 + 0 + 5000 + 3000 + 0 + 2 
= 4,05,302

(c) 3 × 104 + 7 × 102 + 5 × 100
= 3 × 10000 + 0 × 1000 + 7 × 100 + 0 × 10 + 5 × 1
= 30000 + 0 + 700 + 0 + 5 
= 30,705

(d) 9 × 105 + 2 × 102 + 3 × 101 
= 9 × 100000 + 0 × 10000 + 0 × 1000 + 2 × 100 + 3 × 10 + 0 × 1
= 900000 + 0 + 0 + 200 + 30 + 0 
= 9,00,230

3. Express the following numbers in standard form: 
(i) 5,00,00,000 
(ii) 70,00,000 
(iii) 3,18,65,00,000 
(iv) 3,90,878 
(v) 39087.8 
(vi) 3908.78

Answer

(i) 5,00,00,000 = 5 × 1,00,00,000 = 5 × 107

(ii) 70,00,000 = 7 × 10,00,000 = 7 × 106

(iii) 3,18,65,00,000 = 31865 × 100000
= 3.1865 × 10000 × 100000 = 3.1865 × 109

(iv) 3,90,878 = 3.90878 × 100000 = 3.90878 × 105

(v) 39087.8 = 3.90878 × 10000 = 3.90878 × 104

(vi) 3908.78 = 3.90878 × 1000 = 3.90878 × 103

4. Express the number appearing in the following statements in standard form: 

(a) The distance between Earth and Moon is 384,000,000 m. 

(b) Speed of light in vacuum is 300,000,000 m/s. 

(c) Diameter of Earth id 1,27,56,000 m. 

(d) Diameter of the Sun is 1,400,000,000 m. 

(e) In a galaxy there are on an average 100,000,000,0000 stars. 

(f) The universe is estimated to be about 12,000,000,000 years old.

(g) The distance of the Sun from the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy is estimated to be 300,000,000,000,000,000,000 m. 

(h) 60,230,000,000,000,000,000,000 molecules are contained in a drop of water weighing 1.8 gm. 

(i) The Earth has 1,353,000,000 cubic km of sea water. 

(j) The population of India was about 1,027,000,000 in march, 2001.

Answer

(a) The distance between Earth and Moon = 384,000,000 m
= 384 × 1000000 m
= 3.84 × 100 × 1000000
= 3.84 × 108 m

(b) Speed of light in vacuum = 300,000,000 m/s
= 3 × 100000000 m/s
= 3×108 m/s

(c) Diameter of the Earth = 1,27,50,000 m
= 12756 × 1000 m
= 1.2756 × 10000 × 1000 m
= 1 2756×107 m

(d) Diameter of the Sun = 1,400,000,000 m
= 14 × 100,000,000 m
= 1.4 × 10 × 100,000,000 m
= 1.4 × 109 m

(e) Average of Stars = 100, 000, 000,000
= 1 × 100,000,000,000
= 1×1011

(f) Years of Universe = 12,000,000,000 years
= 12 × 1000,000,000 years
= 1.2 × 10 × 1000,000,000 years
= 1.2 × 1010 years

(g) Distance of the Sun from the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy
= 300,000,000,000,000,000,000 m
= 3 × 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 m
= 3 × 1020 m

(h) Number of molecules in a drop of water weighing 1.8 gm
= 60,230,000,000,000,000,000,000
= 6023 × 10,000,000,000,000,000,000
= 6,023 × 1000 × 10,000,000,000,000,000,000
= 6.023 × 1022

(i) The Earth has Sea water = 1,353,000,000 km3
= 1,353 × 1000000 km3
= 1,353 × 1000 × 1000,000 km3
= 1.353 × 109 km3

(j) The population of India = 1,027,000,000
= 1027 × 1000000 = 1,027 × 1000 × 1000000
= 1.027×109.

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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 13 Exponents and Powers


Chapter 13 NCERT Solutions will help you in improving the marks in the examinations and have edge over your classmates. An exponent or power is a mathematical representation that indicates the number of times that a number is multiplied by itself.

• If a number is multiplied by itself m times, then it can be written as: a x a x a x a x a...m times = am

• The factors of a product can be expressed as the powers of the prime factors of 100.

• The value of an exponential number with a negative base raised to the power of an even number is positive.

You can get exerciswise NCERT Solutions from the links given below that will help you in understanding the key concepts of the chapter properly and increase concentration among students. These NCERT Solutions are updated according to the latest NCERT Class 8 Maths textbook and syllabus.


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NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapters:



Chapter 1 Integers
Chapter 2 Fractions and Decimals
Chapter 3 Data Handling
Chapter 4 Simple Equations
Chapter 5 Lines and Angles
Chapter 6 The Triangle and its Properties
Chapter 7 Congruence of Triangles
Chapter 8 Comparing Quantities
Chapter 9 Rational Numbers
Chapter 10 Practical Geometry
Chapter 11 Perimeter and Area
Chapter 12 Algebraic Expressions
Chapter 14 Symmetry
Chapter 15 Visualising Solid Shapes



FAQ on Chapter 13 Exponents and Powers

How many exercises are there in Chapter 13 Exponents and Powers Class 7 Maths NCERT Solutions?



There are total 3 exercises in the Chapter 13 Exponents and Powers which are very important for the purpose of examinations. One should prepare and revise the questions given before any tests and improve their understandings properly.

Write in the standard form: the distance between Earth and Moon is 384,000 km.



3.84 × 105 km

Using the standard form, write number 73984 in expanded form.



7 × 104 + 3 ×103 + 9 × 102 + 8 × 101 + 4 × 100.


Write in the standard form: speed of light in vacuum is 300,000,000 m/s.



3 × 10^8 m/s.
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