# How do you write 170,000,000,000 in scientific notation?

Sep 1, 2016

$= 1.7 \times {10}^{11}$

#### Explanation:

$170 , 000 , 000 , 000$

$= 1.7 \times {10}^{11}$

Sep 3, 2016

$1 \textcolor{red}{70 , 000 , 000 , 000} = 1.7 \times {10}^{\textcolor{red}{11}}$

#### Explanation:

In scientific notation there must be only ONE digit before the decimal comma. The power of 10 indicates how many placeholders there are - which shows how many times the digits have been multiplied or divided by 10.

$1 \textcolor{red}{70 , 000 , 000 , 000} = 1.7 \times {10}^{\textcolor{red}{11}}$