# How do you write .000265 in scientific notation?

It is $2.65 \cdot {10}^{- 4}$

Sep 11, 2015

$.000265 = 2.65 \times {10}^{- 4}$

#### Explanation:

Any non-zero number in scientific notation is written as
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{xx}}$a single non-zero digit, followed by a decimal point followed by as sequence of digits
multiplied by
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{xx}}$10 to an exponential power which will cause the decimal point to shift an appropriate number of places (left with a negative exponent, right with a positive) to form the original number.