# How do you write 0.000003010 in scientific notation?

Jun 6, 2018

$3.010 \times {10}^{-} 6$

#### Explanation:

First we identify how many decimal places after the decimal the first significant digit ($3$) is.

In this case, it is $6$ places to the right of the decimal.

Since the number we want to express in scientific notation is less than $1$, we multiply by a power of ten that is negative. So we will have ${10}^{-} 6$.

Hence, we get:

$3.010 \times {10}^{-} 6$