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To convert number from standard form to scientific notation, you need to shift the decimal places left/right right up to the one between the leading nonzero digit and the adjacent digit. For instance:

0.034

Shift 2 decimal places to the right to obtain:

3.4 x 10-2.

Well, to convert the number from scientific notation to standard form, shift the number of decimal places in the opposite way. For instance, if the exponent for base 10 is -2, and you want to convert it back to the standard form, you shift 2 decimal places to the left.

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