# Question #bf71f

$1.238 \cdot {10}^{1}$
Standard form is similar to scientific notation - it means writing a number in the form $N \cdot {10}^{a}$ where $N$ must be between 1 and 10 (This means one non-zero digit before the decimal point)
Thus $12.38 = 1.238 \cdot {10}^{1}$