# How do you write 0.00259 in scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

Move the decimal point to form a number between 1 and 10 and add a power of ten to compensate for the decimals.

Answer:

**Note**: some computers may have it 2.59e-3

#### Explanation:

You find the first non-zero digit from the left.

**If the number is lower than 1**

You place the decimal point to the right of the digit you found. Afterwards, you raise 10 to the power equal to **negative the times** you moved the decimal point to the right.

**If the number is 10 or higher**

You place the decimal point to the right of the digit you found. Afterwards, you raise 10 to the power equal to **the times** you moved the decimal point to the left.

**If the number is between 1 and 10**

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