# How do you convert 3478 into scientific form?

Mar 27, 2018

$3.478 \cdot {10}^{3}$

#### Explanation:

To convert a number to the scientific form, you have to move the decimal point until there is only one number before the decimal point.

$3478$ is actually $3478.00$ (move the decimal point over until there is only one number in front of the decimal point)

After moving the decimal point, we see that we moved 3 spaces:
$3.478$ so we are going to raise 10 to the power of the number of spaces moved.

$3.478 \cdot {10}^{3}$