# How to convert #"433 kg"# to #"mg"# in scientific notation?

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Sep 11, 2016

see explanation

#### Explanation:

mg = milligram

Sep 11, 2016

#"433 kg" = ?#

Well, you can go from

#433 cancel"kg" xx (10^3 cancel"g")/cancel"kg" xx (10^3 "mg")/cancel"g"#

#= 433 xx 10^6 "mg"#

#= color(blue)(4.33xx10^8 "mg")#

Remember that scientific notation asks you to have the base number as

#433 xx 10^6 "mg"#

#= 433 xx 10^(8 - 2) "mg"#

#= 433 xx 10^(-2) xx 10^(8) "mg"#

#= 4.33 xx 10^8 "mg"#