# How do you write 0.0483 in scientific notation?

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 ${10}^{8}$