# How do you convert 0.00452 into scientific notation?

Jul 11, 2015

=color(green)(4.52 xx 10^-3

#### Explanation:

$0.00452$ in scientific notation

=color(green)(4.52 xx 10^-3

Aug 9, 2018

$4.52 \cdot {10}^{-} 3$

#### Explanation:

When we write numbers in scientific notation, we want one digit before the decimal point.

In our case, we must loop the decimal $3$ times to the right. The number of times we loop it is our exponent, and looping right makes it positive. Thus, we have

$4.52 \cdot {10}^{-} 3$

Hope this helps!