# How do you write 0.00000316 in scientific notation?

Dec 13, 2016

$0.00000316 = 3.16 \times {10}^{-} 6$

#### Explanation:

We have to move the decimal point 6 spots to the right, hence $\times {10}^{-} 6$. If you have a calculator at hand, and input the number the long way, it should it do it automatically.