How do you write .00008935 in scientific notation?

1 Answer
Apr 3, 2016

Answer:

#8.935 * 10^-5#

Explanation:

Write out the powers of ten until you get to the number of #0#'s you need. You can do this in your head after a while.

#1 = 10^0#
#.1 = 10^-1#
#.01 = 10^-2#
#.001 = 10^-3#
#.0001 = 10^-4#
#.00001 = 10^-5#

Now multiply a power of ten by a number between 1 and 10 to give you the number in the question.

#8.935 * .00001 = .00008935#
#therefore .00008935 = 8.935 * 10^-5#