Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.6 - Integral Exponents and Scientific Notation - Concept Quiz 5.6: 6

Answer

False

Work Step by Step

There are many positive numbers that can be written in scientific notation with a negative exponent of $10$. For example, $4\times10^{-1}$ has a negative power of $10$, but this is equivalent to $0.4$, a positive number.
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