How do you write #0.0000563# in scientific notation?

1 Answer
Feb 11, 2016

Answer:

#5.63 * 10^-5#

Explanation:

Scientific Notation places the first non #0# digit immediately to the left of the the decimal point.

If the original numbe (in this case #0.0000563 #) is less than 1, then you are increasing the size, so must divide by 10 for each place the decimal point moves right.
In this case 5 places.

dividing by 10 5 times is represented by #10^-5#

hence the answer #5.63 * 10^-5#