Where did I go wrong doing it my way? I'd like to figure out how the exponents in Scientific Notation correlate to the problem. If the sign changes if goes on top or bottom. Can you help me with this?
What if we were given meters and told to turn them into Angstroms; would the 1.0 X 10^-10 become 1.0 X 10^10 since it would be put on the bottom?
to answer your first question: yes, the negative sign stays on top. it is not necessary to move it to the bottom, so don't worry about it. moving it to the bottom will mess you up
1 Meter = 1 X 10^2 centimeters?
Jhevon for some reason I have all of my units mixed up. Maybe you can help. Here are the units that I was given, can you correct them so that I can avoid future error?
example: the table says,
this is correct, but we want 1 meter = something nanometers. multiply both sides by to obtain
When we convert do we usually try and get meters by itself?