# 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 more clearly when you try examples in the following sections.