## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$-5.04 \times 10^{-9}$
To write the number in scientific notation, do the following steps: (1) Move the decimal point 9 places to the right to have $-5.04$; (2) Multiply $10^{-9}$ to retain the value of the original number and have: $=-5.04 \times 10^{-9}$