# How do you write 154378 in scientific notation?

##### 2 Answers

Aug 6, 2018

To write this number in scientific notation we need to move the decimal point 5 places to the left therefore the exponent for the 10s term will be positive:

Aug 8, 2018

#### Explanation:

The key realization is that when we write numbers in scientific notation, we want one digit before the decimal point.

In our case, this means we must loop the decimal

Thus, we now have

Hope this helps!