# How do you write 0.0533  in scientific notation?

Aug 8, 2016

$0.0533 = 5.33 \times {10}^{-} 2$

#### Explanation:

We are working with a decimal fraction less than 1. The index of 10 will therefore be a negative number.

Move the decimal point 2 places to the right so that there is only one (non-zero) digit before the decimal point. Each place moved means a division by 10.

$0.0533 = 5.33 \times {10}^{-} 2$