# How do you write 12 million in scientific notation?

Aug 10, 2018

$12$ million is $1.2 \times {10}^{7}$ in scientific notation.

#### Explanation:

$12$ million is $12 , 000 , 000$. In scientific notation we write a number as $a \times {10}^{n}$, where $1 \le a < 10$ and $n$ is an integer.

As such

$12 , 000 , 000$

= $12 \times 1000000$

= $1.2 \times 10 \times {10}^{6}$

= $1.2 \times {10}^{7}$