How do you write #13,400# in scientific notation?

1 Answer
Mar 30, 2016

Answer:

#1.3400xx10^4#

Explanation:

Scientific notation is of a format where there is just 1 non zero value to the left of the decimal point and everything else to the right of it.

By changing the number in this way we change its value. Consequently a mathematical correction is included in the answer but not applied.
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Given: 13400.0

#" Number Correction"#

#" "13400.0" "xx1#
#" "1340.0" "xx10#
#" "134.0" "xx100#
#" "13.4" "xx1000#
#" "1.34" "xx10000#

But instead of writing the correction as #10000# we write it as#10^4#

So #13400# is the same value as #1.3400xx10^4#