# How do you express 0.059 in scientific form?

$5.9 \times {10}^{-} 2$
$0.059$ 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 $59 \setminus \cdot {10}^{-} 3$ here, but scientific notation requires the decimal to be in $0.00$ format.
End result is $5.9 \times {10}^{-} 2$