# Question #c3c9a

##### 1 Answer

Feb 23, 2017

Depends on what you are given.

#### Explanation:

If you are simply asked to give the scientific notation of a number, say 0.00000016, the decimal point ends up right after the **FIRST** whole number (except zero).

0.00000016 =

1,234,567,890 =

The movement of decimal depends on what numbers you were given. A *right to left*.

1,000,000 =

213,645.89 =

A *left to right*.

0.004 =

0.00435 =