# An atom is a small unit of matter. A small atom measures about 0.0000000001 meter. How do you write the decimal as a power of 10?

Sep 15, 2016

Write the decimal in scientific notation using negative exponents.
$1 \times {10}^{-} 10$

#### Explanation:

A negative exponent means to divide.

This can be written as a fraction 1/ 1 000 000 0000

So $\frac{1}{10} ^ 10$