# How do you express #8.97*10^-3#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 11, 2016

#### Explanation:

This is written in scientific notation. It is easier than writing very big or very small numbers which have lots of zeros.

Numbers in scientific notation only have one digit before the decimal point.

A positive index of 10 means multiplied by 10 while a negative index of 10 means divided by 10.