# How do you write 0.000314 in scientific notation?

Apr 9, 2018

$3 , 14 \cdot {10}^{-} 4$

#### Explanation:

I really can't make it easier. A tip i can give you is how manny times you have to move the decimal to get the first number to not be a decimal and the amount of times you have to move the decimal is the exponent of the base 10. For example here I moved the 4 times to get the 3 to be before the decimal so now I know that is has to be $3 , 14 \cdot {10}^{-} 4$

Apr 9, 2018

$0.000314$ in scientific notation $3.14 \times {10}^{-} 4$

#### Explanation:

In scientific notation, a number is written as a×10n.

Hence to write 0.000314 in scientific notation, we will have to move decimal four places to the right.

$0.000314$ as $3.14 \times {10}^{-} 4$

Apr 9, 2018

$3.14 \cdot {10}^{-} 4$

#### Explanation:

When given a decimal which is less than 0, count the number of zeros.

$\textcolor{red}{0} . \textcolor{red}{000} 314$, there are $\textcolor{red}{4}$ zeros here, so the answer will be $3.14 \cdot {10}^{- \textcolor{red}{4}}$