# How do you write 1.4 times10 ^ -3 in standard notation?

Feb 15, 2016

$0.0014$

#### Explanation:

just move the decimal to the left 3 times.

Feb 15, 2016

$.0014$

#### Explanation:

There's a neat trick for this. You just look at your starting value, $1.4$, and you shift the decimal over 3 places. You know which direction to move it to by looking at the exponenet and checking if it is negative (-) or positive (+). In this case ${10}^{-} 3$ is risen to a negative nmber, meaning the value of $1.4$ should decrese, which means moving to decimal point to the left, like how the numbers on the left on a timeling are the more negativenumbers.

Now we have 0.0014, which we got by shifting the decimal to the left $3$ places.