# Question #e4ea3

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Feb 11, 2018

Imagine the decimal point at the end of the number like this:

Now move it over until it comes right in between the first two numbers. The number of times the decimal point moves is the exponent on the 10.

Feb 11, 2018

#### Explanation:

When writing numbers in scientific notation, we want to have one non-zero digit in front of the decimal point. In this example, we can loop the decimal 6 times to the left, so that we get:

6.800000

We looped the decimal **6** times. This will be the power of 10 that we use.