How do you write 0.00608 in scientific notation?

1 Answer
May 5, 2018

Answer:

#6.08 xx 10^(-3)#

Explanation:

In scientific notation, a number is expressed in the form of #a xx 10^n#, where #1<=a<10# and #n# is an integer. a is usually given to 3 significant figures unless a different level of accuracy is given.

To express 0.00608 in scientific notation, the decimal point has to move 3 places to the right, hence #n = -3#. If the decimal point is moved to the left n is positive, i.e. #n>0#