How do you convert 0.2713 into scientific form?

Jun 10, 2018

$2.713 \cdot {10}^{-} 1$

Explanation:

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

In our example, this can be done by looping the decimal one spot to the right. How many times we looped it is our power of $10$, but since we moved to the right, it'll be negative.

Thus we have

$2.713 \cdot {10}^{-} 1$

Hope this helps!

Jun 10, 2018

$0.2713 = 2.713 \times {10}^{- 1}$

Explanation:

Given:

$0.2713$

$0.2713 = 0.2713 \times {10}^{0}$

To convert this number to scientific notation, move the decimal to the right one place and reduce the exponent by $1$.

$2.713 \times {10}^{- 1}$

In scientific notation, the coefficient must have a single non-zero digit in front of the decimal. In this case, we moved the decimal to the right one place. If we move the decimal to the right, the exponent decreases by the same number of places the decimal moved.