# How do you write 0.000000258 in scientific notation?

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#### Explanation:

Our coefficient (

#### Explanation:

Given:

I am using this approach to help you fix in your mind what is happening.

Another way of writing

People do not state it like this but it is actually what is happening.

The decimal point stays where it is. At each stage you move the digits to the left by 1 place.

counting in unit's

counting in ten's

counting in hundreds