How do you convert 0.005038 into scientific notation?

1 Answer
Jul 16, 2015

Answer:

The answer is #5.038xx10^(-3)#.

Explanation:

Move the decimal to the right three places until it is to the right of the #5#. This will give you a coefficient of #5.038#, in which the number in front of the decimal is a non-zero integer from #1# to #9# inclusive. Then multiply the coefficient times #10^(-3)#. The exponent is negative because the decimal was moved to the right, and its magnitude is three because the decimal was moved three places.