# How do you write 0.000559 in scientific notation?

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#### Explanation:

You just move your decimal. Then, count how far you've placed it.

Remeber that if you are moving to the

Just note that if the power of 10 is (-) negative, it is a small quantity. However, if the power is (+) positive, of course, it is a large quantity.

#### Explanation:

Scientific notation is a way of writing very big or very small numbers quickly and accurately without having to use a string of zeros.

It indicates how many times a number has been multiplied or divided by

It is written in the form

This means that the number must have one (non-zero) digit before the decimal point (it is between

Move the decimal point so there is one digit to the left of it.

Count the number of places it moved,

You can also find this using fractions:

Using a law of indices this gives