can anyone help me put 0.002479 to 4 significant figures in scientific notation?

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- Oct 16th 2009, 08:44 AMrosebud-willowsignificant figures
can anyone help me put 0.002479 to 4 significant figures in scientific notation?

- Oct 16th 2009, 08:48 AMramiee2010
- Oct 16th 2009, 08:49 AMrosebud-willow
thats what I thought! but the test said it was wrong. Maybe I typed it in wrong... I'll try it again but its my last go so hopefully its right!

Thank you for replying! - Oct 16th 2009, 08:53 AMrosebud-willow
oh god it was 0.002479562 ... it needed to be rounded up to 2.480 x 10 to the power of -3

how do you write to the power of on the computer?

thanks - Oct 16th 2009, 10:20 AMe^(i*pi)