# How do you write 0.024 in scientific notation?

Oct 5, 2016

$2.4 \times {10}^{-} 2$

#### Explanation:

Write the number as a power of 10, with one digit(not 0) before the point. This is a small decimal, so the power is negative.
The point has to be moved two places to the right (divide)

$0 \textcolor{red}{.02} 4 = 2.4 \times {10}^{\textcolor{red}{- 2}}$