# How do you write 5.32 milligrams in scientific notation?

May 8, 2018

$5.32 \cdot {10}^{0} m g$

#### Explanation:

The decimal point does not need to shift. Therefore, the exponent would be 0.

If you want 5.32 mg in terms of grams:

$5.32 m g \cdot \frac{1 g}{1000 m g} = 0.00532 g = 5.32 \cdot {10}^{-} 3 g$

In this case, you would need to shift the decimal place over 3 times to the right, so the exponent would be -3.