# How do you write #100000# in scientific notation?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 20, 2016

#### Explanation:

- Always remember that writing scientific notation has this standard formula;
#M xx 10^n# , where#1<=M<10# ,#M# is called the coefficient - In this problem, it is understood that there is a decimal point at the end of the number.
- Move the decimal point to the left
- Each movement of the decimal point correspond to an exponent of 1
- 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(-) - Thus, the scientific notation for this number is
#1xx10^5#