How do you convert -52,300,000 into scientific notation?
In scientific notation, numbers are written in the form
Your number in decimal form is
The negative sign remains unchanged.
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 trailing zeroes are not significant, so
We moved the decimal point seven places, so the exponent is
We moved the decimal point to the left, so the exponent is positive.
The exponential part is therefore