How do you write 0.00008 in scientific notation?

1 Answer
May 25, 2016

Answer:

#8.0 x10^-5#

Explanation:

To convert 0.00008 to scientific notation we must move the decimal until the 8 is in the ones place.

This means we are moving the decimal to the right five times.

This makes the value #8.0 x 10^-5#

We could also look at this as 0.00008 is the same as

#8/(100,000)#

or

#8/10^5#

Which when placed in the numerator becomes

#8.0 x 10^-5#