# How do you write 0.0003  in scientific notation?

Apr 24, 2018

$3.00 \cdot {10}^{-} 4$

#### Explanation:

When we write numbers in scientific notation, we want the first non-zero digit ahead of the decimal.

In our case, the decimal would be behind the $3$. This means we must loop the decimal four times to the right.

The four will be the exponent on $10$, but it'll be negative since we looped right. Thus, we have

$3.00 \cdot {10}^{-} 4$

Hope this helps!