# How do you convert 0.0036 into scientific notation?

Jul 30, 2018

Move the decimal three places to the right leaving only 1 digit to the left of the decimal point and multiply by a power of ten.

#### Explanation:

$0.0036 = 3.6 \times {10}^{-} 3$

Jul 30, 2018

$3.6 \cdot {10}^{-} 3$

#### Explanation:

When we write numbers in scientific notation, we want one non-zero digit before the decimal.

This means we need to loop the decimal $3$ times to the right. The number of times we looped it is our exponent, and looping it right makes it negative.

Thus, we now have

$3.6 \cdot {10}^{-} 3$

Hope this helps!