The scientific notation for 0.00016 is:

The scientific notation for 0.00016 is 1.6 X 10-4.

Scientific notation

Scientific notation is a form of presenting very large numbers or very small numbers in a simpler form. Scientific notation is used to represent the numbers which are very huge or very tiny in a form of multiplication of single-digit number and 10 raised to the power of the respective exponent. The exponent is positive if the number is very large and it is negative if the number is very small.

Convert 0.00016 into scientific notation.

Solution: Move the decimal point to the right of 0.00016 up to 4  places.

The decimal point was moved 7 places to the right to form the number 1.6

Since the numbers are less than 10 and the decimal is moved to the right, so we use a negative exponent here.

⇒ 0.00016 = 1.6 × 10-4

Answer

The scientific notation of 0.00016 is 1.6 × 10-4

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