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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

 Sep 18, 2019
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False.

 

a negative exponent does this:     x-3   =  1/x3

 Sep 18, 2019
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...and that is the same as moving the decimal point​ to the bloody left.  W T F

Guest Sep 18, 2019
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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
edited by ElectricPavlov  Sep 18, 2019
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Only standard notation

macabresubwoofer  Sep 18, 2019
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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
edited by ElectricPavlov  Sep 18, 2019
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nope, it was True

macabresubwoofer  Sep 18, 2019
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Maybe the proctor/teacher likes to play “Simon Says.” Simon didn’t say you were converting from a base other than 10, so you are wrong.

It’s a great way to take smart students down a peg and to elicit a string of curses. 

Guest Sep 18, 2019
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I assume that you want to convert from scientific notation to standard notation

 

So....for instance

 

3.2  x 10-2     =       .032

 

So.....we move the exponent to the left

 

 

cool cool cool

 Sep 18, 2019

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