## anonymous 5 years ago what is 10 to the -4 power

1. anonymous

So to do$10^-4$ As for all negative powers, all you have to do is move the decimal to the left. In this case, four places to the left.

2. anonymous

0.001

3. anonymous

oh ok

4. anonymous

0.001 is correct.

5. anonymous

how bout to the -1 power

6. anonymous

Then you just move the decimal one place to the left.

7. anonymous

0.01????

8. nowhereman

Maybe you should look at the definition, let x and y be non-negative, real numbers, then $x^{-y} := \frac{1}{x^y}$

9. anonymous

10.0, move the decimal one place to the left, 1.00

10. anonymous

And if you wanted to use the definition, which is great, 10^-1 = 1/10^1

11. anonymous

I am sorry, please disregard my 1.00. I made a dumb mistake.

12. anonymous

1/10 = one tenth = .1