How do you convert 0.0017 to scientific notation?
Scientific notation is a standard way of writing very large and very small numbers.
A number in scientific notation has the form
To convert to scientific notation, you move the decimal point until the new form is a number between 1 and 10 (
Then you record the exponent (
If you move the decimal to the right, the exponent is negative.
Converting to scientific notation
Step 1. Move the decimal place to the right to create a new number between 1 and 10.
Step 2. Count the number of times you moved the decimal.
You moved the decimal 3 places to the right.
That means the exponent
Step 3. Write the number in scientific notation.