# How do you write 5.842 xx 10^-11 in standard format?

##### 1 Answer
Feb 20, 2017

Because the exponent of the 10s term is negative we need to move the decimal point $\textcolor{red}{11}$ places to the left:

$5.842 \times {10}^{\textcolor{red}{- 11}} = 0.00000000005842$