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

Jun 3, 2018

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

#### Explanation:

$120 , 000 , 000 , 000 , 000$

$\implies 120 \cdot {10}^{12}$

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

Aug 8, 2018

$1.2 \cdot {10}^{14}$

#### 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

$1.2 \cdot {10}^{14}$

Hope this helps!