##### Asked by: Tlaytmas Wiendl

asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd April, 2020# What is a negative power of 10?

**power**(the zeroth

**power**) of ten. The first few non-

**negative**powers of ten are: 1,

**10**, 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000, 1,000,000, 10,000,000. (sequence A011557 in the OEIS)

Subsequently, one may also ask, what does a negative power of 10 mean?

**Negative** Powers of **10** What **could** be the opposite of multiplying? Dividing! A **negative power means** how many times to divide by the number.

Beside above, what does the power of 10 mean? A **power of 10 is** the number **10** multiplied by itself by the number of times indicated by the exponent. Thus, shown in long form, a **power of 10 is** the number 1 followed by n zeros, where n **is** the exponent and **is** greater than 0; for example, **10**^{6} **is** written 1,000,000.

Accordingly, how do you do negative exponents?

Multiply (or distribute) the **exponent** outside the parenthesis with every **exponent** inside the parenthesis, remember that if there is no **exponent** shown, then the **exponent** is 1. Step 3: Apply the **Negative Exponent** Rule. **Negative exponents** in the numerator get moved to the denominator and become positive **exponents**.

What is 10 the 8th power?

An exponent is how many times to use the number in a multiplication. Therefore, **10** to the **8th power** is 100,000,000. It is solved by the equation **10** x **10** x **10** x **10** x **10** x **10** x **10** x **10**. For example, to calculate **10** to the **8th power** quickly, place **8** zeros after the 1.