How do you convert 120,000,000,000,000 into scientific notation?

2 Answers
Jun 3, 2018

Answer:

Scientific notation is #color(purple)(1.2 * 10^(14)#

Explanation:

#120,000,000,000,000#

#=> 120 * 10^(12)#

Scientific notation is #color(purple)(1.2 * 10^(14)#

Aug 8, 2018

Answer:

#1.2*10^14#

Explanation:

The key realization is that when we write numbers in scientific notation, we want one digit before the decimal point.

In our case, we must loop it #14# times to the left. The number of times we loop it is our exponent, and looping left makes it positive. Thus, we have

#1.2*10^14#

Hope this helps!