# Question 70cb6

Sep 18, 2017

Possibly 1,000,650.02 is the expanded form, and you are looking for the exponent form, or scientific notation.

The exponent form is ${10}^{6}$ (or $1 \times {10}^{6}$)

#### Explanation:

When you are working with large numbers or quantities it is easier to refer to them and use them in calculations in exponent form or scientific notation.

The exponent form is ${10}^{6}$ (or $1 \times {10}^{6}$), but what happened to all the other digits? They become insignificant when dealing with the much larger amount.

Example: If you won $1,000,650.02 would you be concerned about the $650.02 if that is what it cost you to pick up the larger sum?

On its own, $650.02 may be a significant amount, but it pales in comparison to the $1,000,650.02#

If it is necessary for the calculation to be accurate, the expanded form of the number must be used throughout.