What is 0.00089 in scientific notation?

1 Answer
Apr 24, 2018

Answer:

#0.89#x#10^-3#
#890#x#10^-6#

Explanation:

#0.00089# is simply #0.00089#x#10^0#

#10^0# is equal to #1#

To change this to scientific notation, the decimal is moved from left to right.

For example, #10^-6# means you move the decimal place six places to the right. #10^-9# means moving the decimal point nine spaces to the right.

If the power was #10^12# then you do the opposite and move the decimal twelve places to the left which would make your value larger whereas a negative power signifies a small value tending to zero.

If you use a scientific calculator, the ENG button will do this for you (if you have one).