# How do you write 0.00608 in scientific notation?

$6.08 \times {10}^{- 3}$
In scientific notation, a number is expressed in the form of $a \times {10}^{n}$, where $1 \le a < 10$ 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. $n > 0$