# How do you write #1240.64 / 6.4# in scientific notation?

##### 2 Answers

Jul 14, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we can divide 1240.64 by 6.4:

Next, to write this term in scientific notation we need to move the decimal point 2 places to the left so the exponent of the 10s term will be positive:

Jul 14, 2017

#### Explanation:

Let's write the entire calculation in scientific notation:

There should be only ONE digit before the decimal point.

Move the decimal point, counting the number of place holders moved.

Now do the division: