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

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Mar 29, 2015

First you write both numbers in scientific notation

because you have to move the decimal point 4 places to the **left** to leave one non-zero digit in front of the decimal point

decimal point 4 to the **right** to get one one-zero digit in front of the decimal point (remember: to the right means negative

Now you multiply the numbers and add the

So the initial answer is

But we now have two non-zero numbers before the decimal point,so: