# How do you write 7.4 x 10^-5 in standard notation?

Apr 16, 2018

$0.000074$

#### Explanation:

$7.4 \times {10}^{-} 5$

To write in standard notation, move the decimal point on $7.4$ over as many times as the power of ten given.
Move to the left if the given power has a negative exponent
Move to the right if the given power has a positive exponent

Therefore:
$7.4 \times {10}^{-} 5 = 0.000074$