# How do you write a number in scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 25, 2015

It's about moving the decimal point.

You move the dp untill there is just one non-zero digit in front of it.

The number of places you move is the

If you've moved to the **left** , the **positive**

If you've moved to the **right** , the **negative**

(if you haven't moved at all the power is zero)