# How do you write 0.00234 in scientific notation?

May 25, 2018

$2.34$ x ${10}^{-} 3$

#### Explanation:

Scientific notation the multiplier must be between 1 and 10 $\left(1 \le x \le 10\right)$ so first more your decimal there:

$2.34$

then count how many numbers the decimal jumped, if the decimal moved left the exponent is positive and if it moved right, as in your number, the exponent is negative.

yours moved 3.

$2.34$ x ${10}^{-} 3$

often a calculator will show it as:

$2.34E-3$