# Question #d4862

For example, fifty thousand, 50,000, could be written as "5 x ${10}^{4}$", or 620,500,000 (six hundred and twenty million, five hundred thousand) could be written as "6.205 x ${10}^{8}$".
However, 6.0012 is already a small number and doesn't have any string of zeros before or after the significant digits. Technically you could write it as "6.0012 x ${10}^{0}$" (because ${10}^{0}$ is equal to 1) but it would be rather pointless!