# How do you write 0.003010053 in scientific notation?

Dec 4, 2015

$3.010053 \times {10}^{- 3}$

#### Explanation:

to get 3.010053 you 'slide' the numbers to the left whilst the decimal point stays where it is. This concept of approach is very important. Some other concepts lead to incorrect practice!!!!!!!

The number of places you have to 'slide' it is 3 so we write the whole thing as:

$3.010053 \times {10}^{- 3} \leftarrow \text{The notation needed}$
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Mathematically this is the same as : $\frac{3.010053}{10} ^ 3$