# How do you write #13,560,000# in scientific notation?

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#### Explanation:

Scientific notation format is that you have a single, non zero digit to the left of a decimal point and everything else to the right of it.

The problem in doing this is that you changed the value. So you have to apply a correction that if it were to be implemented would return the number back to its original format.

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Example: Consider the value of 23

To convert this into the required format you would divide it by 10

so that

the problem is that

However:

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We have done two thing.

We multiplied 23 by 1 but 1 was in the form of

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We applied the division but leave the other ten in place:

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Given:

Keeping the decimal place still we have to slide the digits to the right for 7 digits to get: 1.356

So we have