Can you please help me understand this problem.

__3.5*10__^{-6} =

5*10^{-8}

ilovepuppies1880 Oct 3, 2018

#1**+1 **

Remember that when we have 10 raised to a negative power....we can "throw" that 10 across the fraction bar and make the exponent positve....so...we can write this as

3.5 * 10^8 3.5

_________ = ___ * 10^(8 - 6) = 0.7 * 10^2 = 70

5 * 10^6 5

CPhill Oct 3, 2018

#2**+1 **

I just needed it to stay in scientific notation. I'm sorry I forgot to tell you. Anyway thank you CPhill.

ilovepuppies1880 Oct 3, 2018