How do you convert 24,212,000 into scientific form?

2 Answers
Aug 12, 2015

Answer:

#24,212,000 = color(blue)(2.4212 xx 10^7#

Explanation:

#24,212,000 = 24212 xxcolor(blue)( 1000) = 2.4212 xx 10000 xx color(blue)(1000#

So in scientific notation
#24,212,000 = color(blue)(2.4212 xx 10^7#

Aug 17, 2015

Answer:

To get scientific notation you need to have one non-zero digit in front of the decimal point plus a reminder of the #10#-power.

Explanation:

In order to get the one non-zero digit, you'll need to move the decimal point #7# places to the left -- that's your #10#-power.

So it will be #2.4212000*10^7or2.4212*10^7#

(it depends on the accuracy of the original measurement whether or not you leave one or more of the last three zeroes standing)