Friday
March 24, 2017

Post a New Question

Posted by on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 1:19am.

convert the number to scientific notation.

.0000000009

  • Math - , Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 1:27am

    In scientific notation, the decimal place is always after the first significant figure, in this case the 9
    count the number of places you would have to move the decimal, that becomes your exponent of 10

    so 9.0 x 10^10

  • Math - , Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 1:30am

    90,000,000,000

  • Math - , Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 1:33am

    You move decimal place after first significant figure and number of places you move does become your exponent but when you move right, exponent is negative and when you move left exponent is positive. Since in this case we are moving decimal to right by 10 places the exponent will be -10. Hence scientific notation would be 9.0*10^-10

  • Math - , Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 1:35am

    is this correct?

  • Math - , Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 1:41am

    90,000,000,000??

  • Math - , Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 1:41am

    seems right

  • Math - , Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 4:26am

    gr has it right
    9 * 10^-10

  • Thanks Damon & gr - , Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 9:08am

    Thanks to both of you for correcting my blatant typing error.
    Perhaps I shouldn't attempt to answer questions at 1:30 A.M. anymore, lol

Answer This Question

First Name:
School Subject:
Answer:

Related Questions

More Related Questions

Post a New Question