# How do you write #0.0533 # in scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 8, 2016

#### Explanation:

We are working with a decimal fraction less than 1. The index of 10 will therefore be a negative number.

Move the decimal point 2 places to the right so that there is only one (non-zero) digit before the decimal point. Each place moved means a division by 10.