How do you express #0.059# in scientific form?

1 Answer
Jul 3, 2017

Answer:

#5.9xx10^-2#

Explanation:

#0.059# is #59# but with the decimal point moved backwards 3 digit intervals. Each digit interval counts as multiplying by one #10^1#; positive if moving forward, and negative if moving backward.

So you have #59\cdot10^-3# here, but scientific notation requires the decimal to be in #0.00# format.

End result is #5.9xx10^-2#