# Exponents Question

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## Grade 5 Exponents CCSS: 5.NBT.A.2

[math]4 xx 10^1 = 40[/math]

[math]4 xx 10^2 = 400[/math]

[math]4 xx 10^3 = 4000[/math]

Which statement best summarizes this pattern?

- the exponent shows the number of places the decimal moves to the left
- the exponent shows the number of places the decimal moves to the right
- there is no relationship between the exponent that the ten is raised to and decimal placement