# How do you convert .0000321 into scientific notation?

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Jul 12, 2015

The number in standard scientific notation is

In scientific notation, numbers are written in the form

Your number in decimal form is

To get to "standard" scientific notation, we move the decimal point so there is only one non-zero digit in front of the decimal point.

So,

The leading zeroes are not significant, so

We moved the decimal point five places, so the exponent is

We moved the decimal point to the **right**, so the exponent is **negative**.

The exponential part is therefore