How to Write 0.0005 in Scientific Notation: Steps & Tutorial


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With which kind of numbers is scientific notation generally used?

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1. If written in scientific notation, what would the digit term of 0.000000000208 be?

2. If 0.0006 were written in scientific notation, what would the exponential term be?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Scientific notation is a standardized way to express very large and small numbers, and this quiz and worksheet contains questions and problems to help you understand how to use scientific notation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Understanding when to use scientific notation
  • Identifying the digit term and exponential term
  • Using both terms to put numerals into scientific notation
  • Using the ^ symbol in scientific notation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of scientific notation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as digit term and exponential term
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to express numerals in scientific notation

Additional Learning

To learn more about the subject, review the accompanying lesson on writing in scientific notation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review multiplying by tens to understand the basics
  • Understand how to apply exponents of ten to create the exponential term
  • Know how to count places of the exponential term to properly express the digit term
  • Write out 0.00005 in scientific notation