# How do you convert -0.000134 into scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

The number in standard scientific notation is

#### Explanation:

In scientific notation, numbers are written in the form

Your number in decimal form is

When we convert to scientific notation, the negative sign stays the same.

We move the decimal point so there is only one non-zero digit in front of the decimal point.

So,

The "leading zeroes" are not significant and can be dropped, so the pre-exponential term is

We moved the decimal place four places so the exponent is

We moved the decimal place to the **right**, so the exponent is **negative**.

The exponential part is therefore

So