# Question #60dab

Mar 26, 2017

Because the exponent for the 10s term is negative the decimal point needs to move 5 places to the left:

$2 \times {10}^{-} 5 = 2.0 \times {10}^{-} 5 = 0.00002$

Mar 26, 2017

if that's what you're looking for the $\frac{1}{50000}$

#### Explanation:

$2 \cdot {10}^{- 5}$ = $2 \cdot \frac{1}{10} ^ 5$ = $\frac{2}{100000}$ = $\frac{1}{50000}$ = $\frac{1}{5 \cdot {10}^{4}}$