# How do you write 5.1 times 10^-5 in standard notation?

Jan 6, 2016

0.000051

#### Explanation:

$5.1 \times {10}^{-} 5$

is in standard form or scientific notation. What I have assumed you perhaps mean is how do you write it as a number.

using ${10}^{-} 5 = \frac{1}{10} ^ 5$

$\Rightarrow \frac{5.1}{10} ^ 5 = \frac{5.1}{100000}$

$\Rightarrow 5.1 \times {10}^{-} 5 = 0.000051$