# How Do You Convert Scientific Notation Into Standard Form?

When a number has been put into scientific notation, it is important to know how to convert it back into its original form, which is called standard form. Look at the exponent. In this case, we will use 7.19 x 10^6 as our scientific notation. The exponent is 6. If the exponent is a positive number, move the decimal point the same number of places to the right as the number of the exponent.In 7.19 x 10^6, the exponent is 6 and it is positive. So, move the decimal point 6 places to the right in the first factor (7.19). 7.19 becomes 7,190,000 Thus, 7,190,000 is the standard form for 7.19 x 10^6. Note: you must add zeros in all empty spaces. If the exponent is a negative number, move the decimal point the same number of places to the left as the number of the exponent.In 8.16 x 10^-3, -3 is the exponent so move the decimal point, 3 places to the left in the first factor (8.16). In this case, 8.16 will become .00816. Thus, .00816 is the standard form for 8.16 x 10^-3. Note: you must add zer