# How do you convert 0.0017 to scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Scientific notation is a standard way of writing very large and very small numbers.

A number in scientific notation has the form

To convert to scientific notation, you move the decimal point until the new form is a number between 1 and 10 (

Then you record the exponent (

If you move the decimal to the right, the exponent is negative.

**Converting to scientific notation**

**Step 1.** Move the decimal place to the right to create a new number between 1 and 10.

This gives

**Step 2.** Count the number of times you moved the decimal.

You moved the decimal 3 places to the right.

That means the exponent

**Step 3.** Write the number in scientific notation.