# How do you express the answer for (35,000)(.00046) in scientific notation?

Mar 25, 2015

Probably easiest to convert your 2 terms into scientific notation first:

$\left(35000\right) \times \left(.00046\right)$
$= \left(3.5 \times {10}^{4}\right) \times \left(4.6 \times {10}^{- 4}\right)$

$= \left(3.5 \times 4.6\right) \times \left({10}^{4} \times {10}^{- 4}\right)$

$= 16.1 \times {10}^{0}$

or (in normalized notation)
$= 1.61 \times {10}^{1}$