# How do you convert 3,400 into scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 17, 2018

#### Explanation:

First determine how many digits there are (in this case 4). Now, if you want to shorten a large number, change them into a simpler form, like this:

3400 -> 3.4

52000 -> 5.2

0.00032 -> 3.2

Find out how many digits did you *move* the digits. To get to 3.4 from 3400, I moved the 34 to the right 3 times.

3400 -> 340.0 -> 34.00 -> 3.400

Now, take the simpler form and add "