# How do you convert 0.0032 into scientific notation?

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Jul 11, 2015

#### Explanation:

Move the point to the right and count the movements. Stop after the 3, eliminate the zeroes, take the remaining digits and include a power (negative->movement to the right) of ten corresponding to the number of movements:

#### Explanation:

The premise of scientific notation is that you skip all those "extra zeroes" and go straight to the non-zero digits. However, that means that you do have to state how many zeroes you moved the decimal over.

The number