How do you convert #4.74 x 10^3# into standard form?

1 Answer
Jul 11, 2015

Answer:

#4.74xx10^3 = 4740# (in standard form)

Explanation:

#10^3 = 1000#
so
#4.74xx10^3 = 4.74xx1000 = 4740#

Perhaps a simplified way to think of it is
if given a number in scientific notation
#color(white)("XXXX")##"a.bcd"xx10^k#
#k# (if positive) is the number of places the decimal point needs to be moved to the right to get the standard notation value.
(If #k# is negative the decimal point needs to move to the left).