How do you simplify #(3.2 \times 10^6) \cdot (8.7 \times 10^{11}) #?

1 Answer
Nov 14, 2014

#(3.2 times 10^6)cdot(8.7 times 10^{11})#

by grouping the digit terms together and the exponential terms together,

#=(3.2 cdot 8.7) times (10^6 cdot 10^{11})#

by multiplying out,

#=27.84 times 10^{17}#

by rewriting it in scientific notation,

#=2.784 times 10^{18}#


I hope that this was helpful.