How do you write 5.32 milligrams in scientific notation?

1 Answer
May 8, 2018

#5.32*10^0 mg#


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

If you want 5.32 mg in terms of grams:

#5.32mg*(1 g) /(1000 mg) = 0.00532 g = 5.32*10^-3g#

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