Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 2 - Section 2.5 - Powers of 10 - Exercises - Page 122: 5



Work Step by Step

To divide powers of 10, subtract the exponent in the divisor/denominator from the exponent in the dividend/numerator. $\frac{1}{10^{-3}}=10^{0-(-3)}=10^3$ Note that $1=10^0$.
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