# How do you write 0.00498 in scientific notation?

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#### Explanation:

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#### Explanation:

To change a decimal into scientific notation, move the decimal place. The number of places you move is the number you will use as the exponent of

Now move the decimal place, counting how many places it moves as you go:

The decimal was moved **to the right**, you will use a negative exponent.

So use the number of spaces you moved, and make it negative:

#### Explanation:

The number 0.00498 has to be between 1 and 10 and then it is multiplied by 10 to a power.