How do you convert 975000 into scientific notation?
In scientific notation, numbers are written in the form
Your number in decimal form is
To get to "standard" scientific notation, we move the decimal point so there is only one non-zero digit in front of the decimal point.
The "trailing zeroes" are not significant and can be dropped, so the pre-exponential term is
We moved the decimal place four places, so the exponent is
We moved the decimal place to the left, so the exponent is positive.
The exponential part is therefore