# How do you express #3.08times10^-4# in standard form?

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Apr 24, 2017

Because the exponent of the 10s term is negative we must move the decimal point 4 places to the left:

Apr 24, 2017

#### Explanation:

Since the exponent on 10 is **negative** 4 , just move the decimal point 4 spaces to the left.

Think of the number this way...

So your answer is

**Extra tip: if the exponent was positive you would move the decimal point to the right**

So your answer is