# How do you write 50.1 times 10^03 in standard form?

May 14, 2018

50,100

#### Explanation:

$50.1 \cdot {10}^{3}$

All you're doing here is moving the decimal point three places to in order to make the number larger. You move to the right to make it bigger and left to make it smaller, just like a number line:

So, following what we know, $50.1$ becomes $50 \left(.\right) 100.00$ .

(.) indicates the previous decimal place.

See how there are 3 spaces in between? That's from the exponent, $3$. That's how you know you've done it right!

Image source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_line