I have a question which reads:

"A conductor has a charge of $9.6 * (10)^{-19}$ coulomb. The conductor will have- "

The problem I face in this question is due to not knowing the exact value of the charge of electrons. Is it $1.6 \cdot (-10)^{-19}$ or $-1.6 \cdot (-10)^{-19}$ or $1.6 \cdot (-10)^{19}$ ?

In fact, since, the $1.6$ remains constant, I divided $9.6$ by $1.6$ and got $6$. But the options ((a) 6 electron less (b) 6 electron more) are confusing.

I researched and found these things (1, 2 and rest are marked duplicate) here but did not find the value of charge in them. .

Could you help me out?

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    $\begingroup$ Wikipedia has the information you need: $-1.6\times10^{-19}$ C; I presume your textbook also says the same thing. $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Jan 11 '14 at 14:31

Wikipedia gives the electric charge as $-1.6\times10^{-19}$ Coulombs.

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