How do you convert .0000321 into scientific notation?
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.
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