## andriod09 5 years ago What does 10^-1 and so on mean?

1. anonymous

A negative exponent is the same as dividing by the positive exponent. $10^{-1} = \frac{1}{10^1}$

2. andriod09

Ohhhh okso you make it smaller?

3. anonymous

... I dunno what you mean by make it smaller. Those two numbers are equal. They're the same number.

4. andriod09

The problem is putting it not scientific notation 6.3 10^-6

5. anonymous

ah I see. Then yes, that means move the decimal place 6 places to the left.

6. anonymous

.0000063