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