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# What is a negative power of 10?

By definition, the number one is a 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, 106 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.

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