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5.139*10^-8 Convert to decimal notation

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  1. anonymous
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    0.00000005139

  2. anonymous
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    I am not getting it to convert please help

  3. anonymous
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    ok that was easier then I was making thanks

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    even with it being 10^-8

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    okay sooo what audia4 is saying is you move the decimal place 8 places to the left

  6. anonymous
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    but it has a -8 there that is what throw me off

  7. anonymous
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    ummm. well just think when you look at a number line the negatives are to the left.... so when its -8 you move it to the left.... just like with any other negative numbers it might be

  8. anonymous
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    -8 simply means move decimal point left 8 places like buggy said +8 then move right 8 places, but you normally won't see + sign when it is +

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    ok well that is still confusing because technically we move that to the right...right

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    what? when the number is positive?

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    I am not trying to be a pain, really. I am trying to understand

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    nevermind I understand sorry

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    okay well... when the exponent is positive move the decimal point that many places to the right and when its negative move it that many places to the left...

  14. anonymous
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    you can look at it this way 10^-8 is just 1/10^8 which is 1/100000000 so 5.139/100000000

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