How do you write #(1.68 times 10^-1) / (3 times 10^4)# in standard form?

1 Answer
Oct 19, 2015


You can do this in two ways: First the standard forms and then the division, or the other way around. I prefer the second.


Rules of division: divide the numbers, subtract the 10-powers:


Since the 10-power is negative, we move the decimal point 5 to the left:


The other way would be:
#0.168/30000=# (same answer of course)