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The Zero Power of Two [12/10/1998]
Why is 2 to the 0 power equal to 1? I don't understand how a number can be multiplied by itself zero times.

Zero to a Negative Exponent [05/06/2001]
Is 0^(-3) equal to 0, or is it undefined? We can't determine whether to use the 0^x = 0 rule, or to interpret it as 1/(0^3).

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