# How do you write 0.07882 in scientific notation?

Jul 6, 2018

$7.882 \cdot {10}^{-} 2$

#### Explanation:

When we write numbers in scientific notation, we want one non-zero digit before the decimal point.

In our example, we want to loop the decimal two times to the right. The number of times we looped it will be our exponent, and since we looped it to the right, the exponent will be negative.

We get

$7.882 \cdot {10}^{-} 2$

Hope this helps!