# How do you express 58,600,000 in scientific notation?

Mar 19, 2017

First, move the decimal point over until you have a number between 1 and 10.

$58 600 000.$
$5860000.0$
$586000.00$
$58600.000$
$5860.0000$
$586.00000$
$58.600000$
$5.8600000$

Stop! 5.86 is between 1 and 10. Now, count how many places you moved the decimal point.

The decimal point moved 7 places to the left. So, the final answer is:

$5.86 \times {10}^{7}$