How do you write #0.0483# in scientific notation?

1 Answer
Mar 4, 2018

Answer:

#4.83# x #10^-2#

Explanation:

move the decimal point until you have one significant figure in front of it and then count the number of times you've moved it. moving it to the left yields a positive power and moving it to the right yields a negative power.
Eg. 0.00042464000, moving the point to after the first significant figure gives #4.2464000# x #10^-4#
Eg2 235246000, moving the point that would be at the end of this to the first significant figure to the left gives #2.35246000# x #10^8#