# Standard form and moving decimal places

Moving decimal places to the left or the right and remembering what happens to the power is tricky to remember.

i.e. `1000.0=10times10^2`

`1000.0=10000times10^-1`

Move the decimal place to the right

`-1` to the power

Move the decimal place to the left

`+1` to the power

Or maybe an easier way to remember this is

The Queens right hand woman (Right) was only small (Small) but you wouldn't mess with her.

Right`=`Smaller

Right`=-1`

You will understand clearer when you try examples in the following sections.