How do you write #100000# in scientific notation?

1 Answer
Feb 20, 2016

Answer:

#1xx10^5#

Explanation:

  1. Always remember that writing scientific notation has this standard formula; #M xx 10^n#, where #1<=M<10#, #M# is called the coefficient
  2. In this problem, it is understood that there is a decimal point at the end of the number.
  3. Move the decimal point to the left
  4. Each movement of the decimal point correspond to an exponent of 1
  5. Observe that moving the decimal point to the left is always a positive exponent(+) #(LIP- Left Is Positive)#, thus moving it the right is negative(-)
  6. Thus, the scientific notation for this number is #1xx10^5#