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

1 Answer
Mar 25, 2017

Answer:

#x xx 10^(-4)=color(green)(1/2500)# or #color(green)(0.0004)#

Explanation:

It depends upon what you (or your instructor) means by "standard form" for a number. (I have seen it used to mean "scientific notation" but that is obviously not the intent in this case).

As a rational fraction:
#color(white)("XXX")4xx 10^(-4) = 4 xx 1/(10^4) = 4/10000= 1/2500#

As a decimal fraction:
#color(white)("XXX")4xx10^(-4)=0.4xx10^(-3)=0.04xx10^(-2)=0.004xx10^(-1)=0.0004xx10^0=0.0004#