# How do you write 0.00000124 in scientific notation?

Mar 31, 2017

$1.24 \times {10}^{-} 6$

#### Explanation:

In scientific notation the value of the number is expressed as a decimal with one digit in the ones place and the other significant digits written to the right of the decimal. Then this decimal is multiplied by a power of 10

In the problem above the decimal point needs to be moved six places to the right. This is the same as dividing by 1,000,000 or
${10}^{6}$

$\frac{1}{1 , 000 , 000} = {10}^{-} 6$ a negative exponent is an expression of dividing.