Is this statement true or false?

When converting to standard notation, a negative exponent means the decimal point should move to the left.

A. true

B. false

macabresubwoofer Sep 18, 2019

#1

#3**+2 **

Hmmmmm.... does 2^-3 = .002?

The question doesn't say from WHAT you are converting to STANDARD notation.....if you are converting from SCIENTIFIC NOTATION the statement would be TRUE.....but it does not say that, so that is why I said it was false.

ElectricPavlov
Sep 18, 2019

#6**+1 **

I suppose,noting that mos of your recent questions are pertaining to scientific notation , that this would be true....

Most of your recent questions have been of the form 5.28 x 10^-3 (scientific notation questions)....so YES, the negative exponent would move the decimal point ot the LEFT 5.28 x 10^-3 WOULD equal .00528 TRUE

Sorry for confusing you if I did (the question is unclear/incomplete ....not your fault!)

ElectricPavlov
Sep 18, 2019